Named entity recognition (NER) is an essential component of text mining applications. In Chinese sentences, words do not have delimiters; thus, incorporating word segmentation information into an NER model can improve its performance. Based on the framework of dynamic conditional random fields, we propose a novel labeling format, called semi-joint labeling which partially integrates word segmentation information and named entity tags for NER. The model enhances the interaction of segmentation tags and NER achieved by traditional approaches. Moreover, it allows us to consider interactions between multiple chains in a linear-chain model. We use data from the SIGHAN 2006 NER bakeoff to evaluate the proposed model. The experimental results demonstrate that our approach outperforms state-of-the-art systems.