New Tip from the RCS Data Team

May 17, 2019

This month's tip is by our Research Database Analyst, Christine Rivera:

We have come across a useful API, NamSor, to classify personal names by gender, country of origin, or ethnicity. NamSor (https://www.namsor.com/) covers all languages, alphabets, countries, and regions. For example, the API can classify the gender of Indian names in scripts such as Telugu, Oriya, Gurmukhi, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Devanagari, Tamil, Arabic, and Latin. Similarly, the API can be used to identify the Armenian origin of names in Cyrillic, Georgian, Armenian, Arabic, or Latin. You can work with the NamSor API v2 in python: https://github.com/namsor/namsor-python-sdk2/tree/master/docs and in R: https://github.com/namsor/namsor-r-sdk2/