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Title: JRC-Names RDF: Person and organisation spelling variants as found in multilingual news articles


JRC-Names is a highly multilingual named entity resource for person and organisation names (called 'entities') developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). JRC-Names consists of large lists of names and their many spelling variants (up to hundreds for a single person), including across scripts (Latin, Greek, Arabic, Cyrillic, Japanese, Chinese, etc.).

The resource is the by-product of the Europe Media Monitor (EMM, see ) family of applications, which has been analysing up to 220,000 news reports per day, since 2004. EMM recognises names mentioned in the news in over twenty languages and decides automatically for each newly found name whether it belongs to a new entity or whether it is a spelling variant of a previously known entity. This resource allows EMM users to display news about people or organisations even if their names are spelt differently or if the news articles are written in different languages and ...

Guillaume Jacquet 0000-0001-8388-3897
Marco Verile
How to cite
Jacquet, Guillaume; Verile, Marco (2015):  JRC-Names RDF: Person and organisation spelling variants as found in multilingual news articles. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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  • publication JRC-Names: A freely available, highly multilingual named entity resource

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Additional information
Last modified 2016-05-19
Issue date 2015-05-19
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Geographic area European Union
Temporal coverage

From: 2004-01-01

Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Economy and finance; Science and technology

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