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          The Second Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2010)

      (Shared Task on Transliteration Generation and Mining)


                       An ACL 2010 Workshop

                  16 July 2010, Uppsala, Sweden




Workshop Focus



Named Entities (NE) play a crucial role in many monolingual

and multilingual Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information

Retrieval (IR) tasks, such as document search, clustering,

information extraction, etc.  The phenomenal growth of the Internet

data and the dramatic changes in the user demographics especially

among the non-English speaking parts of the world, has made

identification, association and transformation Named Entities

across languages a critical path problem for most NLP and IR Tasks.


The Second Workshop on Named Entities (NEWS 2010) together with

a Shared Task on Transliteration is a continuous effort on top

of the success of the first Named Entities Workshop (NEWS 2009)

in conjunction with ACL-IJCNLP 2009. NEWS 2010 will continue the

tradition to run a Shared Task on Transliteration, which aims to

provide a common platform for benchmarking the transliteration

approaches and systems across many languages. The details of

Shared Task will be described in the Shared Task Whitepaper.


NEWS 2010 seeks to build on the foundations established in NEW 2009.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers

interested in various aspects of NEs in natural language text. 

The shared task in this workshop will cover more language pairs

and more scopes of evaluation tasks.


Important Dates



Paper Submission 5-April-2010


Shared Task

Registration Opens     1-Feb-2010

Registration Closes    13-March-2010

Release Train/Dev. Data      19-Feb-2010

Release Test Data 13-March-2010

Results Submission Due 20-March-2010

Results Announcement   27-March-2010

Task Papers Due        5-April-2010



Acceptance Notification      6-May-2010


CRC Deadline           15-May-2010

Workshop Date          16-Jul-2010



Topics of Interest



This workshop invites original research contributions on all aspects

of Named Entities (NEs), including identification, analysis,

extraction, mining, transformation and applications to NLP and IR systems. 

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:


  - NE Analysis

      - Dist. characteristics of NEs in mono- and multi-lingual corpus

      - Orthographic/phonetic characteristics of NE


  - NE Annotated Data


      - Annotated data sets in specific languages & creation experiences


      - NE annotation guidelines, tools & experiences


  - Monolingual and Multilingual NE Identification & processing


      - Named Entity Recognition (NER): approaches & evaluation


      - Monolingual NE set expansion


      - Cross-lingual NE data identification & mapping


      - Cross-lingual NE data mining


      - Social Network Analysis and Entity Resolution


  - Machine Transliteration


      - Computational phonology transcription and transliteration


      - Transliteration techniques


      - Transliteration evaluation


Paper Format



Paper submissions to NEWS 2010 should follow the ACL 2010 paper

submission policy, including paper format, blind review policy and title

and author format convention. Full papers (research paper) are in

two-column format without exceeding eight (8) pages of content plus any

extra page for references and short papers (task paper) are also in

two-column format without exceeding four (4) pages plus any extra page

for references. Submission must conform to the official ACL style guidelines. For

details, please refer to http://acl2010.org/papers.html






Workshop website: http://translit.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/news2010/




Haizhou Li

Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore

Email: hli at i2r dot a-star dot edu dot sg


A Kumaran

Microsoft Research India

Email: a dot kumaran at microsoft dot com