Elian Carsenat sorts names – find out why, how and what for





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Published on May 30, 2016

Names reflect cultural Identity. And they can help identify where a person comes from.

NamSor data mining software recognizes the linguistic or cultural origin of names in any alphabet / language, with fine grain and high accuracy. The company uses sociolinguistics to extract their semantics and deliver actionable intelligence. Namsor already mined three mio twitter names to map Diasporas.

NamSor is a piece of sociolinguistics software to mine the 'Big Data' and better understand international flows of money, ideas and people. NamSor helps answer the perennial question all countries ask about their diasporas – who are they, where are they and what are they doing?

NamSor has been used to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), to build-up international collaboration within scientific communities, to attract and facilitate Diaspora investment in Start-ups as well as other use cases.


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