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Title:Chinese <-> English Name Entity Lists v 1.0
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Bibliographic Citation:Huang, Shudong. Chinese <-> English Name Entity Lists v 1.0 LDC2005T34. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2005
Contributor:Huang, Shudong
Date (W3CDTF):2005
Date Issued (W3CDTF):2005-11-29
Description:*Introduction* Chinese <-> English Name Entity Lists v 1.0 was developed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) and contains nine pairs of Chinese-English bi-directional name entity lists compiled from Xinhua News Agency newswire texts. The Chinese to English lists contain approximately 400,000 entities, and the English to Chinese lists contain approximately 435,000 entities. *Data* Not every irregularity in the original source has been detected and normalized. Some Chinese characters are not encoded in the source and brackets are used to describe their composition. Except for the person name lists, most instances were left untouched in the created lists. An effort was made to replace GB-encoded characters (such as Roman numbers) in the English translation with ASCII characters. However no attempt has been made to do the opposite for Chinese names. The use of slashes as delimiters presents another problem. Some names may have internal slashes. Initially, double quotes ("") were used to enclose the name with an internal slash to avoid confusion without realizing that they would be just a single " in ASCII (as opposed to a set of enclosing " in GB). Later it was decided to use &slash;. In future releases, some lists will be changed for greater consistency. Finally, most of the English names in the source use lowercase throughout. An effort was made to capitalize the initial letter (and possibly some middle ones) for person names, but not for any other kind of names as most other names have multiple words, some of which may contain articles and prepositions. The word "English" is somewhat misleading here. Although most of the foreign words are English or can appear in English texts, there are also many non-English words written in Roman alphabet, some of which may have English equivalents while others do not. No efforts have been made to eliminate those non-English names where English equivalents are available. The English to Chinese version of each pair was created by reversing the Chinese to English, both sorted by the Unix built-in sort function. The contents are as follows: Chinese to English Place Names 276,382 Organization Names 30,800 Corporate Names 54,747 Press Organization Names 29,757 Intl. Organization Names 7,040 Total 398,726 English to Chinese Place Names 298,993 Organization Names 37,145 Corporate Names 58,468 Press Organization Names 32,922 Intl. Organization Names 7,040 Total 434,568 *Samples* For an example of the data in this publication, please view this sample (TXT) from the corporate names list. *Updates* None at this time. *Additional Licensing Instructions* This 'members-only' corpora is available to current members who can request the data at the listed reduced-license fee. Contact ldc@ldc.upenn.edu for information about becoming a member.
Extent:Corpus size: 97280 KB
ISBN: 1-58563-368-2
ISLRN: 410-883-638-016-6
DOI: 10.35111/85gr-tb32
Language:Mandarin Chinese
Language (ISO639):cmn
Medium:Distribution: Web Download
Publisher:Linguistic Data Consortium
Publisher (URI):https://www.ldc.upenn.edu
Relation (URI):https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/docs/LDC2005T34
Rights Holder:Portions © 2001 Xinhua News Agency, © 2002, 2005 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):primary_text


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