Onomastics 2.0

"Onomastics or onomatology is the study of proper names of all kinds and the origins of names" (Onomastics, Wikipedia, 23.07.2013).

During the exhausting search for a given name for the yet unborn baby, the idea of a name recommendation system based on relations mined from the social web was born. As the tackled research questions were also relevant for the Knowledge and Data Engineering Group at the University of Kassel, Folke Mitzlaff was able to continue his work on digital onomastics in the context of his dissertation "Relatedness in Evidence Networks".

The following papers referring to Nameling are available so far: