Onomastics

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Onomastics or onomatology is the study of proper names of all kinds and the origins of names. The words are from the Greek: "ὀνομαστικός" (onomastikos), "of or belonging to naming"[1][2] and "ὀνοματολογία" (onomatologia), from "ὄνομα" (ónoma) "name".[3] Toponymy or toponomastics, the study of place names, is one of the principal branches of onomastics. Anthroponomastics is the study of personal names. Onomastics can be helpful in data mining, with applications such as Named-entity recognition, or recognition of the origin of names.[4]

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  1. ^ ὀνομαστικός, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus project
  2. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary
  3. ^ ὄνομα, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus project
  4. ^ Onomastics and Big Data Mining
  5. ^ http://www.wtsn.binghamton.edu/onoma/Default.htm#Stewart

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Onomastics software