Leveraging Entity Linking and Related Language Projection to Improve Name Transliteration

@inproceedings{Lin2016LeveragingEL,
  title={Leveraging Entity Linking and Related Language Projection to Improve Name Transliteration},
  author={Ying Lin and Xiaoman Pan and Aliya Deri and Heng Ji and Kevin Knight},
  booktitle={NEWS@ACM},
  year={2016}
}
Traditional name transliteration methods largely ignore source context information and inter-dependency among entities for entity disambiguation. We propose a novel approach to leverage state-of-the-art Entity Linking (EL) techniques to automatically correct name transliteration results, using collective inference from source contexts and additional evidence from knowledge base. Experiments on transliterating names from seven languages to English demonstrate that our approach achieves 2.6% to… CONTINUE READING

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