PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

A quantitative and qualitative analysis of Nordic surnames
Eirini Florou and Stasinos Konstantopoulos
In: 18th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2011), 11-13 May 2011, Riga, Latvia.


Analysing Nordic persons' names with respect to language identification is a very hard task, as the chosen group of languages is closely related, but provides interesting insights into the structure of names; it is also a task that has many applications in information extraction, speech synthesis, and automatic transliteration. In this paper we present and discuss results obtained by statistical language modelling as well as by a hand-crafted definite clause grammar.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects:Natural Language Processing
Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:8422
Deposited By:Stasinos Konstantopoulos
Deposited On:28 December 2011