Identifying Foreign Person Names in Chinese Text

  title={Identifying Foreign Person Names in Chinese Text},
  author={Stephan Busemann and Yajing Zhang},
Foreign name expressions written in Chinese characters are difficult to recognize since the sequence of characters represents the Chinese pronunciation of the name. This paper suggests that known English or German person names can reliably be identified on the basis of the similarity between the Chinese and the foreign pronunciation. In addition to locating a person name in the text and learning that it is foreign, the corresponding foreign name is identified, thus gaining precious additional… CONTINUE READING


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