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Named Entity Transcription with Pair n-Gram Models

Martin Jansche
2009 Named Entities Workshop: Shared Task on Transliteration (NEWS 2009), ACL-IJCNLP 2009, pp. 32-35


We submitted results for each of the eight shared tasks. Except for Japanese name kanji restoration, which uses a noisy channel model, our Standard Run submissions were produced by generative long-range pair ngram models, which we mostly augmented with publicly available data (either from LDC datasets or mined from Wikipedia) for the Non-Standard Runs.