Named Entities Workshop (NEWS) 2009


Shared Task on Machine Transliteration

Transliteration is defined as phonetic translation of names across languages. Transliteration of Named Entities (NEs) is necessary in many applications, such as machine translation, corpus alignment, cross‐language IR, information extraction and automatic lexicon acquisition. All such systems call for high‐performance transliteration, which is the focus of the shared task in the NEWS 2009 workshop. The objective of the shared task is to promote machine transliteration research by providing a common benchmarking platform for the community to evaluate the state‐of‐the‐art technologies.

Shared Task Server

Information about shared task on transliteration is at

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Shared Task White Paper  

Details of shared task can be found in the white paper.

Shared Task FAQ

Frequently asked questions on Shared Task can be found at the FAQ page.

Shared Task Registration

For registration of shared task on transliteration, please go to the registration page.

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