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Index Onomastics

Onomastics or onomatology is the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names. [1]

23 relations: -onym, American Name Society, Ancient Greek, Ancient Greek personal names, Anthroponymy, Data mining, English Place-Name Society, Etymology, Fernando Pessoa, Galton–Watson process, Guild of One-Name Studies, Heteronym (literature), Hydronym, International Council of Onomastic Sciences, Mononymous person, Named-entity recognition, Naming convention, Proper noun, Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, Toponymy, UNGEGN Toponymic Guidelines, United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names.


The suffix -onym, in English and other languages, means "word, name", and words ending in -onym refer to a specified kind of name or word, most of which are classical compounds.

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American Name Society

The American Name Society (ANS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1951 to promote onomastics, the study of names and naming practices, both in the United States and abroad.

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Ancient Greek

The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.

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Ancient Greek personal names

The study of ancient Greek personal names is a branch of onomastics, the study of names, and more specifically of anthroponomastics, the study of names of persons.

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Anthroponomastics (or anthroponymy) is the study of the names of human beings.

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Data mining

Data mining is the process of discovering patterns in large data sets involving methods at the intersection of machine learning, statistics, and database systems.

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English Place-Name Society

The English Place-Name Society (EPNS) is a learned society concerned with toponomastics and the toponymy of England, in other words, the study of place-names (toponyms).

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EtymologyThe New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) – p. 633 "Etymology /ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi/ the study of the class in words and the way their meanings have changed throughout time".

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Fernando Pessoa

Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (13 June 1888 – 30 November 1935), commonly known as Fernando Pessoa, was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language.

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Galton–Watson process

The Galton–Watson process is a branching stochastic process arising from Francis Galton's statistical investigation of the extinction of family names.

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Guild of One-Name Studies

The Guild of One-Name Studies is a UK-based charitable organisation founded in 1979 for one-name studies.

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Heteronym (literature)

The literary concept of the heteronym refers to one or more imaginary character(s) created by a writer to write in different styles.

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A hydronym (from ὕδωρ, hydor, "water" and ὄνομα, onoma, "name") is a proper name of a body of water.

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International Council of Onomastic Sciences

The International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) is an international academic organization of scholars with a special interest in onomastics, the scientific study of names (e.g. place-names, personal names, and proper names of all other kinds).

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Mononymous person

A mononymous person is an individual who is known and addressed by a single name, or mononym.

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Named-entity recognition

Named-entity recognition (NER) (also known as entity identification, entity chunking and entity extraction) is a subtask of information extraction that seeks to locate and classify named entities in text into pre-defined categories such as the names of persons, organizations, locations, expressions of times, quantities, monetary values, percentages, etc.

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Naming convention

A naming convention is a convention (generally agreed scheme) for naming things.

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Proper noun

A proper noun is a noun that in its primary application refers to a unique entity, such as London, Jupiter, Sarah, or Microsoft, as distinguished from a common noun, which usually refers to a class of entities (city, planet, person, corporation), or non-unique instances of a specific class (a city, another planet, these persons, our corporation).

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Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is a large American dictionary, first published in 1966 as The Random House Dictionary of the English Language: The Unabridged Edition.

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Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

The Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland (SNSBI) is a learned society for members with interests in proper names, including place-names, personal names and surnames relating to the British Isles.

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Toponymy is the study of place names (toponyms), their origins, meanings, use, and typology.

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UNGEGN Toponymic Guidelines

Toponymic Guidelines (full title: Toponymic guidelines for map and other editors, for international use) are up-to-date documents promoted by the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN).

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United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) is one of the nine expert groups of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and deals with the national and international standardization of geographical names.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onomastics

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