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NameType: type of named entity

Values: Com Geo Giv Nat Oth Pat Pro Prs Sur

Classification of named entities (token-based, no nesting of entities etc.) The feature applies mainly to the PROPN tag; in multi-word foreign names, adjectives may also have this feature (they preserve the ADJ tag but at the same time they would not exist in the host language otherwise than in the named entity).

Geo: geographical name

Names of cities, countries, rivers, mountains etc.


Prs: name of person

This value is used if it is not known whether it is a given or a family name, but it is known that it is a personal name.


Giv: given name of person

Given name (not family name). This is usually the first name in European and American names. In Chinese names, the last two syllables (of three) are usually the given name.


Pat: patronymic in a name of a person

Patronymic (not given name and not family name). This is the middle name in East Slavic personal names.


Sur: surname / family name of person

Family name (surname). This is usually the last name in European and American names. In Chinese names, the first syllable (of three) is usually the surname.


Nat: nationality

Name denoting a member of a particular nation, or inhabitant of a particular territory.


Com: company, organization


Pro: product


Oth: other

Names of stadiums, guerilla bases, events etc.


NameType in other languages: [cs] [hy] [ka] [la] [mdf] [myv] [orv] [ru] [u]