Accession Number : AD0769940

Title :   A Comparison of Computerized Techniques for Recognizing Spanish Names.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Giesecke,G. Lee

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The study was performed to show the validity, or lack of it, of various coding techniques used to identify persons of Spanish derivation. The results of computerized methods to identify Spanish names are compared with responses to questionnaires in which people identified themselves as Spanish. Outside of five southwestern states and at higher educational and aptitude levels, the name recognition procedures include increasing proportions of persons who do not classify themselves as Spanish. This problem is mitigated by using a more restrictive list of Spanish surnames than has been used previously. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Culture, *Information processing, *Pattern recognition, Spain, Identification, United States, Census, Computer applications, Questionnaires

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE