NameAPI is a web API
to handle people's names
in your software.

News

30.11.2017

Version 5.3 Deployed

New version 5.3 available.


15.11.2017

Version 5.3 release candidate is online

More names, more cultures and a new web service: Risk Detector.


16.03.2017

Version 5.2 Deployed

As announced, the new version has been installed.


02.03.2017

Version 5.2 release candidate is online

More names, more cultures.


01.11.2016

Version 5.1 Deployed

As announced, the new version has been installed.


   

Name Genderizer


       
Attempts to detect the person's gender based on the inputs, especially the person's name.
See also the Swagger specification.
                    
POST
       
application/json (you must set the content-type as http header)
       

   

Input

               
See Context.
   
{
  "context" : {
     "priority" : "REALTIME",
     "properties" : [ ]
   },
  "inputPerson" : {
    "type" : "NaturalInputPerson",
    "personName" : {
      "nameFields" : [ {
        "string" : "Andrea",
        "fieldType" : "GIVENNAME"
      }, {
        "string" : "Bocelli",
        "fieldType" : "SURNAME"
      } ]
    },
    "gender" : "UNKNOWN"
  }
}      
   

   

Output

       
Possible values:

The person is clearly 'male'.

The person is clearly 'female'.

Can be either male or female. See malePercent.

No gender could be computed, but better intelligence should be able to tell the gender. An example is a name input of which we have never heard before.

From the given data it is or seems impossible to tell the gender.
For example all terms are gender-inapplicable, or there are no names at all. Thus this differs from NEUTRAL where something is clearly known to be neutral.

There are conflicting genders in the given data.
Example: "Mr Daniela Miller" (salutation vs. given name).
The input data must be manually reviewed. It is impossible and useless to make a guess (garbage in would only cause garbage out).

       
If neutral (otherwise null) then this may be specified (but does not have to be), 0-1, the remaining % are for female.
       
0-1 where 1 is the best.
   
{
  "gender" : "MALE",
  "confidence" : 0.9111111111111111
}