Identifying author heritage using surname data

Maria Karaulova, Abdullah Gӧk, Philip Shapira

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This research paper proposes a novel method to identify ethnic or national heritage of authors based on the morphology of their surnames. Ethnic approximation of authors in publication and patenting databases has received some attention in recent years, especially with the purpose to investigate ethnic patenting and publishing, and explore effects of immigration on innovative development (Kerr and Lincoln, 2010).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2016
EventGlobal TechMining Conference 2016 - Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain
Duration: 13 Sep 201613 Sep 2016
Conference number: 6th


ConferenceGlobal TechMining Conference 2016
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  • information retrieval
  • surname data
  • Russian heritage

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