Expanding the World Gender-Name Dictionary: WGND 2.0

Economic Research Working Paper No. 64

Author(s): Gema Lax Martínez, Helena Saenz de Juano-i-Ribes, Deyun Yin, Bruno Le Feuvre, Intan Hamdan-Livramento, Kaori Saito, Julio Raffo | Publication year: 2021

License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO License

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This paper revisits the first World Gender Name Dictionary (WGND 1.0), allowing to disambiguate the gender in data naming physical persons (Lax Martínez et al., 2016). We discuss its advantages and limitations and propose an expansion based on updated data and additional sources. By including more than 26 million records linking given names and 195 different countries and territories, the resulting WGND 2.0 substantially increases the international coverage of its processor. As a result, it is particularly designed to be applied to intellectual property unit-record data naming inventors, designers, individual applicants and other creators disclosed in these data.

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