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Video tutorial – How to Extract the Gender of Personal Names, using RapidMiner

[UPDATE – this page is deprecated. Please check RapidMiner tutorials on how to connect to a simple REST API such as NamSor API for Gender Classification of names]

RapidMiner is a leading software for advanced analytics, including predictive analytics, data mining, and text mining. We’ve built an onomastics extension for RapidMiner to enrich any database and infer the gender of personal names of all languages/cultures/alphabets/countries. The GendRE API offers unmatched accuracy, recognizing that “Andrea Rossini” is most likely an Italian name and so a male, whereas “Andrea Parker” is most likely an anglosaxon name and so female; 声涛周 is most likely a male ; “O. Sokolova” is most likely a female.

We’ve used RapidMiner and GendRE API to measure the gender gap among EU Officials, mining the 2014 European Union Directory. This video tutorial will show you step-by-step how it was done:

To redo this study or make your own, download RapidMiner with Onomastics extension and Documentation.

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European designer of name recognition software. NamSor is committed to promote diversity and equal opportunity. NamSor launched Gender API, a free API to extract gender from personal names. We support the @GenderGapGrader initiative. 

About GenderGapGrader

GenderGapGrader’s mission is to publish gender gap estimates at the finest grain level, using whatever reference database we can identify for a particular industry: The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) for the film industry, “The Airman Database” for pilots… and more to come.

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