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.