Transform Meta Info

Display Name
To Entities [Alchemy API]
Transform Name
URLToPerson_NLP
Short Description
This transform uses Natural Language Processing (NLP/NER) to extract entities
Owner
Paterva
Author
Roelof Temmingh (roelof@paterva.com)
Input
URL
Output
Person

Description

This transform performs NER (Named Entity Recognition) on the URL and extracts person names, companies/organizations, phone numbers and locations from the text. If the URL points to a document, it will try to convert to text and perform NER on the resultant text. Entities extracted are: location, person’s name, organization or company.

Typical Use Case

Phrase --> Websites --> URLs ==> Alchemy generated entities

==> To Entities [Alchemy API]
--> Related Transform

Example

We can copy the URL of Facebook's corporate governance page into Maltego, and it will be recognised as a URL. Form the URL we can run our "To Entities" transform and the Alchemy API will be used to indetify entities on the webpage. The transform succesfully identifies the management team and the location of Facebook's headquarters.