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Automatic English-Chinese name translation by using Web-Mining and phonetic similarity

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5 Author(s)
Jen-Ming Chung ; Inst. of Inf. Sci., Acad. Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan ; Fu-Yuan Hsu ; Cheng-Yu Lu ; Hahn-Ming Lee
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In current digital library management systems, researcher's name is an important identification. However, a precise translation outcome of state-of-art dictionary-based approaches is not satisfactory. In this paper, we propose an effective phonetic similarity approach based on Soundex for mining a Chinese person's name from its English translation, and discriminates approximate pronunciations from different Soundex codes. We use real-world data to test the robustness of this approach, experimental results show our approach outperforms existing researches by 30% of F-measure.

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Information Reuse and Integration (IRI), 2011 IEEE International Conference on

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3-5 Aug. 2011

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