End-to-End Recurrent Neural Network Models for Vietnamese Named Entity Recognition: Word-Level Vs. Character-Level

  • Thai-Hoang PhamEmail author
  • Phuong Le-Hong
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 781)


This paper demonstrates end-to-end neural network architectures for Vietnamese named entity recognition. Our best model is a combination of bidirectional Long Short-Term Memory (Bi-LSTM), Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), Conditional Random Field (CRF), using pre-trained word embeddings as input, which achieves an \(F_{1}\) score of 88.59% on a standard test set. Our system is able to achieve a comparable performance to the first-rank system of the VLSP campaign without using any syntactic or hand-crafted features. We also give an extensive empirical study on using common deep learning models for Vietnamese NER, at both word and character level.


Vietnamese Named entity recognition End-to-end Long Short-Term Memory Conditional Random Field Convolutional Neural Network 



The second author is partly funded by the Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) under project number QG.15.04. Any opinions, findings and conclusion expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of VNU.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.R&D DepartmentAlt Inc.HanoiVietnam
  2. 2.College of ScienceVietnam National UniversityHanoiVietnam

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