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2193284 - Separate names are extracted as a single PERSON entity - Data Service - Text Data Processing


  • Separate names are extracted as a single PERSON entity
  • When extracting from unstructure data, similar to below, names are not seen as separate entities:

"These are the people in the room - Julie Jones, Donald Smith, Michael Davidson, and Rufus McFly."

  • Issue is not specific only to English, but also exists for multiple other languages supported by Text Data Processing
  • In the legacy softwares Text Analysis and ThingFinder each name would have been identified as a single PERSON entity



  • SAP Data Services 4.x
  • Text Data Processing transform (TDP)


SAP Data Services 4.0 ; SAP Data Services 4.1 ; SAP Data Services 4.2


BODS , DS , TDP , Thing Finder , TA , joliver , KBA , EIM-DS-TDP , Text Data Processing , Problem

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