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RapidMiner to enrich Gender data

[UPDATE September-2014 : watch the 3 minutes tutorial video] [UPDATE July-2014 : NamSor Onomastics Extension is now available in RapidMiner MarketPlace] [UPDATE June-2014 : we have built an opensource (AGPL) extension for RapidMiner, get it on GitHub] With Open Data from … Continue reading

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DataViz of the Dutch Digital Diaspora

As a final map in our Twitter GEOnomastics serie, we present today the Dutch e-Diaspora. To prepare the mapping, we recognized Twitter names as Dutch, Turkish or Spanish and filtered those having a geotag (~3% of tweets). “Emigration from the … Continue reading

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Making sense of Big Data : mining Twitter names

Millions of geo tweets in various languages, discussing anything from ‘hey, I’m here‘ to finance, geopolitics or marketing. How do you make sense of them? We’ve used name recognition (applied onomastics) to filter information and produce unique maps of the … Continue reading

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Cap Digital Meetup : What Tourism in 5 years?

On October 23, the French IT Cluster CapDigital organized the first Digital Tourism Meetup and on that same day Paris City Council launched the Welcome City Lab, an initiative to incubate tourism startups. We presented a new offering for Tourism Promotion Agencies, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Twitter name? A glance at the Irish digital Diaspora

To jump directly to the interactive map, click here : http://cdb.io/1beWaVB (onomastics.co.uk reblog) It’s been a while since I published a first ‘Feature of the Month’ in onomastics.co.uk and I can measure the progress made. The article, published in March 2013, showed … Continue reading

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Onomastics for Business Data Mining

This is a reblog of ParisTech Review original article. Can name data mining help economic development? As of today, the main business application of onomastics is naming, or branding: finding the proper name for your company or your product to stand … Continue reading

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FDI Magnet, welcoming the first investment wave

So far we presented onomastics as a technique that could help monitor cross-border investments, especially as originating from or directed towards (re-) emerging countries : Chinese FDI, Russian FDI, Japanese FDI, Indian FDI, FDI in Africa, etc. As we prepare to … Continue reading

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French-born terrorist Gilles Le Guen captured in northern Mali

The French-born terrorist Gilles Le Guen, a sailor originally from Brittany, was captured in northern Mali. His Arab name, after he converted to Islam, is Abdel Jelil ( عبد الجليل ). After the Boston tragedy, this is another illustration of the benefits … Continue reading

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Tsarnaev Brothers: The right kind of Caucasian

There has been a lot of confusion last week, in the aftermath of the identification of two suspect terrorists in Boston : Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Twitter mistaked Czech Republic for Chechnya and Czech Ambassador Petr Gandalovic had to issue … Continue reading

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Monitoring western investments in Africa [2/2] : a mapping of French vs. English director names

Note to the reader : this article was written on the 6th of January for the March 2013 Feature of the Month, that is before the French military intervention in Mali (Opération Serval). With this map of French and English … Continue reading

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