Multilingual Advanced Processing System "Onomasticon" (MAPSOno©)

Synopsis

MAPSOno is the family name of our anthroponomy processing package; a set of specialized modules tuned for applications such as information retrieval, document clustering, named entity extraction (NER), and translation. Output samples are available for download as PDF for your convenience, you are also invited to send us your sample input for processing free of charge, we accept limited size samples in any form or encoding.
MAPSOno SoftwareDatabasesMAPSTopo Software
Personal Names Transcription Arabic Given Names Romanization  
Personal Names Romanization Arabic Surnames    
Personal Names Arabicization Arab Full Names  
Personal Names Retrieval Names of Arabic Origins  
Arabic Names Classification Non-Arab Names  
Roman Names Arabicizer Unique and Indigenous Names  
  Famous Names and Celebrities  
  Counterintuitively Pronounced Names  

Name Romanization System
Romanization is a way of reproducing the sound of the words according to the orthography rules of the target language; uniform results in the Romanization of names are difficult to obtain, since vowel points and diacritical marks are generally omitted from both manual and machine writing in some languages like Arabic. It follows that for correct identification of the words which appear in any particular name, knowledge of its standard Arabic-script spelling including proper pointing, and recognition of dialectal and idiosyncratic deviations are essential.

Kalmasoft's system developed so far is capable of romanizing fully vocalized modern standard Arabic. Depending on the intended field of application, the system supports six different transliteration systems as a base for Romanization (UNGEGN, ALA-LC, DIN, SATT, ISO, and Buckwalter Transliteration ) the first four have been applied to the samples below.

MAPS Name Romanizer
A screenshot of MAPSOno (Romanization) interface, you can view the more information and sample output.
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Names Arabicization System
Like Romanization, the reverse way "Arabicization" is also possible with Kalmasoft's Names Arabicization System, a module that produces the vocalized Arabic version of non-Arab names written in any of the European Union's languages as well as many other Semitic and Afro-Semitic languages in their native script form.

As the adoption of a non-Arab name into one language is usually a process of adjusting its original pronunciation to suit the phonological regularities in the target language, the name undergoes significant transformation to accommodate the phonological characteristics of the target language.

Our system is designed following a strategy that limits such transformation to minimal. The vagueness and inexactness of pronunciation inherent in the source languages is solved with a flexible phonetic based algorithm adaptable to the contrasting cultural naming patterns and styles used around the globe. For a separate database of non-Arab names please refer to our Non-Arab Names. View technical specifications, move to this system's page for details,
or download evaluation copy.

MAPS Name Arabicizer
A screenshot of MAPSOno (Arabicization) interface, you can view the more information and sample output.
View technical specifications, move to this system's page for details, or download evaluation copy.
Names Retrieval System
(A) Retrieving Romanized Names

A reversible name transcription system is not easy to accomplish, the name's inherent orthographic characteristics are totally lost when exported to another language. This is a major challenge for information retrieval systems utilized in CLIR applications.

No matter how bad the changes distorted the original orthography our system will reproduce the original name thus improving the accuracy of name searching, transliteration, and the quality of identity verification initiatives by providing high accuracy ranked results, based on the linguistic, phonetic, and specific cultural variation patterns of the names.

It utilizes a rule engine that represents ample information related to the specific culture of a set of names and utilizes these rules to perform the best reverse-transcription. For a separate database of given and/or surnames, please refer to our Arabic Given Names and Arabic Surnames respectively.

MAPS Name Retrieval
A screenshot of MAPSOno (Retrieve) interface, you can view the more information and sample output.
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(B) Retrieving transcripted names

Based on an industry-leading technology, it helps you recognize non-Arab names written in native language script, screen potential threats, and perform background checks across multiple geographies and cultures. This system actually does a relatively easier task since non-Latin scripts tends to maintain most of the phonetic characteristics of the non-Arab names. The system regenerates the the name and optionally reproduces native script in a ranked output.

Directed towards modern NLP use cases like text mining, MT, Arabic POS tagging systems, Named Entity Recognition, and information retrieval systems in general. Please refer to our non-Arab Names for etymology databases; you may also think of viewing our Place Names.

Arabic Names Classifier
The Global Name Analyzer system is a stand-alone, cutting-edge suite of name-recognition technologies that addresses the specific needs and demands of managing multicultural name data sets. It provides cultural classification of a personal name, allowing greater accuracy when applying linguistic and statistical analysis on the names, including:

  • Name's type and gender recognition.
  • Determining which name, of a full name combination, is likely to be the given name or surname.v
  • Providing ranked gist list a name token is belonging to specific geographic region.
MAPS Name Classifier
A screenshot of MAPSOno (Classifier) interface, you can view the more information and sample output.
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Personal Names Transcription System
What Kalmasoft presents here is the (Global Transcription System) an IPA based system that is capable of generating high accuracy broad transcription of the name, a system that uses sophisticated techniques of processing both the input name and the phonetic conventions of the target language, thus producing not only the old fashion "Romanized" version of the name but also a wide range of both Latin and non-Latin based languages versions of the name by taking care of all the complexities of their phonetic systems. All EU official languages, Slavic languages, Russian, Semitic languages e.g. Hebrew, and Hamito-Semitic e.g. Amharic and Tigrinya, Farsi, Hindi are among the target languages to name just a few.

MAPS Name Transcription
A screenshot of MAPSOno (Transcription) interface, you can view the more information and sample output.
This software is not dedicated for Romanization, please refer to the part of Romanization in this document.

You may view the MAPSOno family technical specifications or move to this system's main page for details; download evaluation copy.


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