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NamSor at RapidMiner Wisdom NYC 2016

In January this year, NamSor founder Elian CARSENAT was at RapidMiner Wisdom conference in New-York City. Discover theCUBE video.

The Big Apple: the World owns a piece.

We’ve analyzed NYC Open Data on Real Property (ACRIS) using RapidMiner with NamSor customer segmentation tool. Based on the socio-linguistics of personal names, we inferred gender, cultural origin and ethnicity to produce various maps and data visualizations.

It is fascinating how diverse New-York is. Who lives in NYC? Who owns a property? How do people vote?

Check out our presentation to discover some of the findings:

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You can try NamSor API for free. NamSor names processing extension is an open source RapidMiner add-on available for download in RapidMiner MarketPlace.

About NamSor

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: contact@namsor.com

 

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NamSor, onomastics applied to GEOINT

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]

About NamSor

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: contact@namsor.com

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[AGENDA] Paris GEOINT Conference

[UPDATE] read NamSor #GEOINT presentation at the French Geographical Society.

On 11/12 September in Paris, an international conference will gather geospatial intelligence professionals at the French Geographical Society (founded in 1827).

The scientific committee includes eminent researchers from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, IFG/Paris8, ENS, Bordeaux University as well as GEOINT professionals from the public and private sector (Ministry of Defense, Airbus Defense and Space).

Elian Carsenat, founder of NamSor, will present several applications of onomastics to mine the ‘big data’, infer valuable intelligence about identity and territories.

Other contributors include speakers from : DRM (French Military Intelligence), MoD, CNES, Magellium, IGN, GEO4I, GEO2012, THALES, Geodec Consult, DGGN (Ministry of Interior Affairs), ONERA, Carmenta, Spallian, ESRI, Luciad.

Please find below, the detailed agenda and location of the event:

Colloque international

Sous la direction de Philippe Boulanger

(Professeur à l’Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII)

Geospatial Intelligence

Révolution technologique, représentation spatiale et analyse géopolitique

En partenariat avec le département de géographie de l’Ecole normale supérieure-Ulm Airbus Defense and Space

Programme

Société de géographie

Grand amphithéâtre

184 bd Saint-Germain (VIe arr.), Paris

Vendredi 11 et samedi 12 septembre 2015

Entrée libre et sans réservation

COMPOSITION DU COMITE SCIENTIFIQUE

Colonel Philippe Arnaud (directeur, BGHOM, Ministère de la Défense), Pr Pierre Beckouche (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne), Renaud Bellais (Direction des affaires publiques, Airbus Group), Pr Philippe Boulanger (Président, Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII), Pr Emmanuèle Cunningham-Sabot (Directrice du département de géographie de l’Ecole normale supérieure de Paris), Col. Gilles Darricau (EMA, Ministère de la Défense), Pr Sébastien Laurent (Université de Bordeaux), Pr Barbara Loyer (Directrice de l’Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII), Myriam Fargues (Maître de conférences, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne), Alexandre Papaemmanuel (Grand Compte, Fonction Renseignement, Airbus Defense and Space), Pr Yann Richard (Directeur UFR de géographie, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Vendredi 11 septembre

9h00 : Ouverture

Séance 1 : Le Geoint en appui des opérations

Président : Pr Philippe Boulanger (Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII)

9h15-9h45 : « Le centre Geoint des armées françaises: un centre d’excellence à la Direction du renseignement militaire, en appui des opérations » par le Général Christophe Gomart (Directeur du Renseignement militaire)

9h45-10h15 : « Observation spatiale militaire : enjeux et perspectives » par le Général Jean- Daniel Testé (Directeur du Commandement interarmées de l’espace)

10h15-10h30 : Discussion 10h30-11h00 : Pause

Séance 2 : Le Geoint : nouveaux enjeux, nouveaux équilibres
Président : Alexandre Papaemmanuel (Grand Compte, Fonction Renseignement, Airbus Defense and Space) ou autre responsable Airbus

11h00-11h20 : « Développement des applications spatiales, Quand les activités de Prospective et de Veille dans les autres pays alimentent un nouvel axe de Geoint » par Murielle Lafaye (CNES) et Thierry Rousselin (Magellium).

11h20-11h40 : « La géovisualisation, outil d’analyse Geoint » par Vincent Caillard (IGN).

11h40-12h00 : « Le tournant de la géographie descriptive et géométrique vers le raisonnement géospatial intégré ».par Alain Zumsteeg (Délégation générale de l’armement, Département géographie physique).

12h00-12h15 : Discussion
Séance 3 : Le Geoint : nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles réflexions Président : Pr Yann Richard (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

14h00-14h20 : « Les enjeux sociétaux de la géolocalisation : Geoint et analyse géopolitique » par Eric Morel (Directeur Défense et sécurité, Geospatial, Airbus Defense and Space) et Philippe Boulanger (IFG-Université Paris VIII)

14h20-14h40 : « Le Geoint, un outil d’action au service de la sécurité » par Jean-Philippe Morisseau et Lionel Kerrello (GEO4I)

14h40-15h00 : « Réflexions et propositions pour les minimiser dans le monde du Geoint » par Nicolas Saporiti (Geo2012)

15h00-15h20 : « Les outils d’aujourd’hui au service du Geoint de demain : analyse prédictive et incursion sur le big data » par Philippe Larde (Thalès Communications-Security)

15h20-15h40 : « Du « Geoint », slogan percutant mais réducteur d’une agence américaine…à la maîtrise de l’aide à la décision, véritable enjeu mondial d’influence et de gouvernance ! » par Jean-Armel Hubault (Geodec Consult)

15h40-16h00 : « Vers un cadre juridique pour le développement du Geoint : point de rencontre ou synthèse des droits ? » par Numa Isnard (IDEST – Université Paris Sud)

16h00-16h15 : Discussion 16h15-16h45 : Pause
Séance 4 : Table ronde Formations au Geoint et perspectives (16h45-18h30) Président : Pr Sébastien Laurent (Université de Bordeaux)

« L’information géospatiale produite à des fins de sécurité civile et son intérêt pour l’analyse géopolitique (Réflexions autour d’une expérience d’enseignement) » par Myriam Fargues

(Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

« Réflexions sur un curriculum Geoint pour futurs managers sur la base des expériences 1999-2015 de Mines ParisTech et NTNU Trondheim » par Thierry Rousselin (Responsable du cours MP18 « Geointelligence for Natural Resource Evaluation and Sustainable Management », Honorary Professor Monget Jean Marie, créateur et animateur du cours de 1999 à 2006), Prof Emeritus Sinding Larsen Richard (créateur et animateur du cours NTNU1

« Geointelligence for Natural Resource Evaluation and Sustainable Management » de 1999 à 2010), Karine Guérin (chargée de cours MP18 à Mines ParisTech)

« Formation géopolitique et Geoint » par Barbara Loyer (Professeur et directrice de l’Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII)

« Quelle formation pour le renseignement géospatial? » par Bernard Kientz (Airbus Defence and Space)

Samedi 12 septembre
Séance 5 : Les outils du Geoint, l’analyse prédictive et la sécurité
Président : Renaud Bellais (Direction des affaires publiques, Airbus Group)

9h00-9h20 : « Un outil prototype de Geoint en gendarmerie : le SC2 ou la cartographie de l’éphémère pour la gestion de crise » par LcL Thibault Lucazeau et Cen (TA) Christophe Blanc (Direction des opérations, DGGN, Ministère de l’Intérieur).

9h20-9h40 : « Comment le ROIM peut-il contribuer au Geoint ? Quelques éléments de réponse »

Par Alain Michel (ONERA)

9h40-10h00 : « Les réalités du Geoint dans le cadre d’opérations extérieures (OPEX) à caractère multinational » par Marie Laboureix et Mans Beckman (Carmenta)
10h00-10h15 : Discussion 10h15-10h45 : Pause

Séance 6 : Les outils du Geoint et la gestion des données

Président : Jean Gusinel (journaliste spécialisé sur les questions de défense et de sécurité, Le Point)

10h45-11h05 : « Cartographier la Big Data ou comment ancrer l’intelligence économique dans le XXIe siècle » par Guillaume Farde (Spallian)

11h05-11h25 : « Le SIG une plateforme centrale pour le Geoint » par Jérémie Majerowicz (ESRI)

11h25-11h45 : « L’onomastique appliquée au décryptage des enjeux identitaires et de territoire » par Elian Carsenat (NamSor.com)

11h45-12h05 : « Luciad et le Geoint » par Jérôme Lutz (Luciad)

12h15-Conclusion du colloque

PDF Version http://www.geographie.ens.fr/IMG/file/Programmation%20colloque%20Geoint%20version%20juin%202015.pdf

About NamSor

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: contact@namsor.com

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Turkish Onomastics and Migration Patterns

Next week at Regent’s University Turkish Migration Conference (TMC2014, London), Elian Carsenat will present breakthrough data mining technology to apply onomastics (the recognition of personal names) to the discovery of new migration patterns.

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As states struggle to provide timely and accurate data to international organizations (such as the OECD, IOM, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR, …), these organizations can turn to the Big Data to identify and monitor new trends. What can Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, D&B, Thomson WoS … tell us about the changing migration patterns of highly educated professionals, entrepreneurs? We’ll present how applied onomastics and the Big Data can be a game changer in migration studies, with vast implications on how countries or even regions can engage their Diaspora (to attract FDI, remittances, to build networks of expertise, …)

We look forward to see you at Regent’s University Turkish Migration Conference (TMC2014, London). Full program here.

To download the supporting presentation 20140530_TMS2014_Pitch_vFf.pdf

Further 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 Netherlands has been happening for at least the last eight centuries. In several former Dutch colonies and trading settlements, there are ethnic groups of partial Dutch ancestry. Emigrants from the Netherlands since the Second World War went mainly to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and until the 1970s South Africa. There are recognisable Dutch immigrant communities in these countries. Smaller numbers of Dutch immigrants can be found in most developed countries. In the last decade, short-range cross-border migration has developed along the Netherlands borders with Belgium and Germany. Source: Wikipedia

To access the interactive map: http://cdb.io/1fsjItu

Dutch Digital Diaspora

Finally, we present the summary of the different Twitter GEOnomastics mappings we’ve published so far :

 

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

NamSor will be at Big Data Paris on the 2nd of April 2014 and present at 5PM the potential benefits of mining the Big Data to reduce inequalities, promote Foreign Direct Investments in less favoured territories, using Diaspora Marketing. Meet us there!

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Revealing the Irish, French, Indonesian digital diasporas

An Irish Times @GenerationEmigration reblog

NamSor technology has mapped the location of Irish-owned Twitter accounts around the world.
To access the interactive map, click here: http://cdb.io/1h8kTDG

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Elian Carsenat and Michel Fortin

Before Christmas, we came to Ireland to present NamSor, a piece of name recognition software which uncovered the Irish ‘digital diaspora’ for the first time. This interactive world map of the Irish, French and Indonesian e-Diasporas was produced using Twitter account data.

Twitter is an interesting data 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. We were interested to visualise the Irish digital diaspora, not just in the US and the UK, but globally. Our assumption was that the Irish themselves are familiar with the history and sociology of the Irish diaspora in the US and the UK (and such organisations like IDA Ireland and Tourism Ireland have been successful in leveraging those), but what about Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia? It is interesting to see how large and dispersed the Irish diaspora is in the US, and how small and concentrated it is in populous Indonesia.

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The scientific jargon for this special data mining is applied onomastics. We’ve worked with many different databases before, using onomastics for a specific purpose. For example, to help the Lithuanian Investment Promotion Agency understand the sociology of its diaspora and attract foreign direct investments (FDI), we’ve data mined Factiva C&E, a large database of company directors worldwide. We’ve also analysed PubMed, a scientific database used by doctors and biotechnology researchers, to recognise where international talent flows in that competitive field.

We spent a lot of time in Dublin with Kingsley Aikins, chief executive of Diaspora Matters, who is well known internationally in the diaspora field and has worked with many other countries as well as Ireland.

He believes the product could be a real game changer in the diaspora field and could help answer the perennial question all countries ask about their diasporas – who are they, where are they and what are they doing. He believes that we now live in a networked age and the key to success of diaspora engagement is in building global networks. Namsor will help find these people and enable new diaspora networks to be developed.

He also referred to the emerging global war for talent and how diasporas are going to be critically important sources of talent. Countries who know and keep in touch with their diasporas will have a competitive advantage. This will apply not only to those wishing to return to their home country but also to those wishing to be involved and help with DDI (Diaspora Direct Investment). Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia have already introduced initiatives in these areas.

We were impressed with the success of the Gathering, bringing several hundred thousand people to Ireland. This is an innovative initiative and must have strengthened the bonds between the Irish diaspora and Ireland.

There may not be such thing as a ‘French diaspora’, but we see more and more French people going abroad, especially the young and talented seeking an international experience. We’ve seen a lot of them in Dublin! Our impression is that the French abroad don’t really know or help each other as effectively as in other cultures, such as the Irish. French diplomats, large companies, entrepreneurs established abroad, exporting SMEs, professors and students all seem to live in separate worlds. France could learn a lot from what Ireland is doing.

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

Diaspora Matters is a consultancy company based in Dublin advising governments, companies, organisations and individuals on how to develop strategies and programmes to connect with their Diasporas. diasporamatters.com

This article was inspired by and original article published in onomastics.co.uk

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SmartCity : Geodemography, Onomastics and Megacities

Can the Big Data help make cities Smart AND Inclusive ?

DataTuesday (Paris) : translation a presentation given on the 26th of March at IPSOS

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PDF download : Smart City : GEODEMOGRAPHY, Onomastics & Megacities

 

About NamSor

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.

NamSor launched FDIMagnet,  a consulting offering to help Investment Promotion Agencies and High-Tech Clusters leverage a Diaspora to connect with business and scientific communities abroad.

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