NEWS 2016: The Sixth Named Entities Workshop

Shared Task on Transliteration of Named Entities

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 shared task. 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.