Transliteration Alignment

  title={Transliteration Alignment},
  author={Vladimir Pervouchine and Haizhou Li and Bo Lin},
This paper studies transliteration alignment, its evaluation metrics and applications. We propose a new evaluation metric, alignment entropy, grounded on the information theory, to evaluate the alignment quality without the need for the gold standard reference and compare the metric with F -score. We study the use of phonological features and affinity statistics for transliteration alignment at phoneme and grapheme levels. The experiments show that better alignment consistently leads to more… CONTINUE READING
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