Paper: Chinese-English Backward Transliteration Assisted with Mining Monolingual Web Pages

ACL ID P08-1062
Title Chinese-English Backward Transliteration Assisted with Mining Monolingual Web Pages
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

In this paper, we present a novel backward transliteration aproach which can further as- sist the existing statistical model by mining monolingual web resources. Firstly, we em- ploy the sylable-based search to revise the transliteration candidates from the statistical model. By maping al of them into existing words, we can filter or corect some pseudo candidates and improve the overal recal. Secondly, an AdaBost model is used to re- rank the revised candidates based on the in- formation extracted from monolingual web pages. To get a beter precision during the re- ranking proces, a variety of web-based in- formation is exploited to adjust the ranking score, so that some candidates which are les posible to be transliteration names wil be as- signed with lower ranks. The experimen...