Paper: Named Entity Transliteration With Comparable Corpora

ACL ID P06-1010
Title Named Entity Transliteration With Comparable Corpora
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006

In this paper we investigate Chinese- English name transliteration using compa- rable corpora, corpora where texts in the two languages deal in some of the same topics — and therefore share references to named entities — but are not transla- tions of each other. We present two dis- tinct methods for transliteration, one ap- proach using phonetic transliteration, and the second using the temporal distribu- tion of candidate pairs. Each of these ap- proaches works quite well, but by com- bining the approaches one can achieve even better results. We then propose a novel score propagation method that uti- lizes the co-occurrence of transliteration pairs within document pairs. This prop- agation method achieves further improve- ment over the best results from the previ- ous step.