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Can We Track the Geography of Surnames Based on Bibliographic Data?

@article{RobinsonGarca2015CanWT,
  title={Can We Track the Geography of Surnames Based on Bibliographic Data?},
  author={N. Robinson-Garc{\'i}a and E. Noyons and R. Costas},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1503.05443}
}
  • N. Robinson-García, E. Noyons, R. Costas
  • Published 2015
  • Geography, Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • In this paper we explore the possibility of using bibliographic databases for tracking the geographic origin of surnames. Surnames are used as a proxy to determine the ethnic, genetic or geographic origin of individuals in many fields such as Genetics or Demography; however they could also be used for bibliometric purposes such as the analysis of scientific migration flows. Here we present two relevant methodologies for determining the most probable country to which a surname could be assigned… CONTINUE READING

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