Two weeks ago, we participated to the GEOINT conference organized at the French Geographical Society by ENS/Sorbonne. You will find our presentation below (all slides from 3 are in English) :
We will pursue our developments further in this field and participate to Esri Startup Program. Esri is an international supplier of Geographic Information System software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications.
[read in French Onomastique et GEOINT à la Société de Géographie]
NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of Name Recognition Software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people.
Reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NamSor has mapped Hispanic Twitter accounts around the world. Not just Hispanic: French and German as well.
This interactive world map of the Hispanic, French and German e-Diasporas was produced using Twitter account data.
To access the interactive map, click here: http://cdb.io/1dqVd2n
Twitter is an interesting source because about 3 per cent of Twitter accounts opt-in to show their Tweet location (using GPS from a smartphone) and can be visualised on a map.
Our method of anthroponomical classification can be summarized as follow: judging from the Twitter name only and the publicly available list of all ~150k Olympic athletes since 1896, for which team would the person most likely run (of France, Spain, Germany)?
NamSor Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of name recognition software (NamSor sorts names), which aims to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people. namsor.com
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