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Display NameTo Entities from whois [Alchemy]
Transform NameDomainToEntities_Whois_NER
Short DescriptionThis transform obtains whois information of the domain then parses it for entities using NER
OwnerPaterva
AuthorRoelof Temmingh (roelof@paterva.com)
InputDomain
OutputEmailAddress, Domain

Description

This transform performs NER (Named Entity Recognition) on the whois information extracted from the domain and proceeds to extract person names, companies/organizations, phone numbers and locations from the text. Please note that NER is not perfect.

Typical Use Case

Domain ==> Whois Entities

==> To Entities from whois [Alchemy]

Example

Alchemy uses a text parsing engine to try and interpret the WhoIs infromation and to return relevant entities. For the whois information for "gumtree.co.za" the Alchemy API recongizes an email address and a location. Information that it cannot recognise is returned as a phrase.

From the conact email given we can see that Gumtree is owned by Ebay.