Paper: The Intelius Nickname Collection: Quantitative Analyses from Billions of Public Records

ACL ID N12-1075
Title The Intelius Nickname Collection: Quantitative Analyses from Billions of Public Records
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2012
Authors

Although first names and nicknames in the United States have been well documented, there has been almost no quantitative analysis on the usage and association of these names amongst themselves. In this paper we in- troduce the Intelius Nickname Collection, a quantitative compilation of millions of name- nickname associations based on information gathered from billions of public records. To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest collection of its kind, making it a natural re- source for tasks such as coreference resolu- tion, record linkage, named entity recogni- tion, people and expert search, information ex- traction, demographic and sociological stud- ies, etc. The collection will be made freely available.