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LINGUIST List 22.1935

Wed May 04 2011

FYI: MITRE Challenge: Multicultural Name Matching

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        1.     K Wright , MITRE Challenge: Multicultural Name Matching

Message 1: MITRE Challenge: Multicultural Name Matching
Date: 04-May-2011
From: K Wright <mitrechallengemitre.org>
Subject: MITRE Challenge: Multicultural Name Matching
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The MITRE Corporation recently launched The MITRE Challenge (tm) --
http://www.mitre.org/work/challenge/ -- an ongoing, open competition to
encourage innovation in technologies of interest to the federal government.
The contest is open to academic institutions, government laboratories,
commercial companies, and individuals. Challenge #1 -- Multicultural Person
Name Matching -- https://mitrechallenge.mitre.org/NameMatching/login/create
-- is now underway. Are you up to the Challenge?

As an open, online linguistic competition, The MITRE Challenge presents a
unique opportunity for linguists from all corners of the world. The contest
focuses on the challenge of automatically performing multicultural name
matching. Solutions that leverage knowledge of onomastics (whether through
knowledge-based or machine learning approaches) will likely outperform
those that do not.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

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