Cross-Document Transliterated Personal Name Coreference Resolution

  • Houfeng Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3614)


This paper presents a two-step approach to determining whether a transliterated personal name from different Chinese texts stands for the same referent. A heuristic strategy based on biographical information and “colleague” names is firstly used to form an initial set of coreference chains, and then, a clustering algorithm based Vector Space Model (VSM) is applied to merge chains under the control of a full name consistent constraint. Experimental results show that this approach achieves a good performance.


Cluster Algorithm Vector Space Model Heuristic Strategy Proper Noun Consistent Constraint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Houfeng Wang
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Technology, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer SciencePeking UniversityBeijingChina

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