Name nationality classification with recurrent neural networks

Jinhyuk Lee, Hyunjae Kim, Miyoung Ko, Donghee Choi, Jaehoon Choi, Jaewoo Kang

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Abstract

Personal names tend to have many variations differing from country to country. Though there exists a large amount of personal names on the Web, nationality prediction solely based on names has not been fully studied due to its difficulties in extracting subtle character level features. We propose a recurrent neural network based model which predicts nationalities of each name using automatic feature extraction. Evaluation of Olympic record data shows that our model achieves greater accuracy than previous feature based approaches in nationality prediction tasks. We also evaluate our proposed model and baseline models on name ethnicity classification task, again achieving better or comparable performances. We further investigate the effectiveness of character embeddings used in our proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2017
EditorsCarles Sierra
PublisherInternational Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence
Pages2081-2087
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780999241103
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 2017 Aug 192017 Aug 25

Publication series

NameIJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume0
ISSN (Print)1045-0823

Other

Other26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period17/8/1917/8/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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