Transform Meta Info
|Display Name||To Entities from whois [Alchemy]|
|Short Description||This transform obtains whois information of the domain then parses it for entities using NER|
|Author||Roelof Temmingh (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
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]
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.