Detect person names in text: Part 2 (Technical)

Jan ProcházkaDeep Learning, Personal Data, Whitepaper

Neural network architecture

In Detect Person Names in Text: Part 1 (Results), we benchmarked our new named entity recognizer (NER) against popular open source alternatives, such as Stanford NER, Stanza and SpaCy. Today we dig a little deeper into the NER architecture and technical details. First, recall our main NER objectives. In short, we require our NER to be practical, rather than just … Read More

Detect person names in text: Part 1 (Results)

Jan ProcházkaDeep Learning, Personal Data, Whitepaper

F1 scores for different software doing personal name detection.

Detecting people’s names is part and parcel of PII discovery. Traditional techniques like regexps and keywords don’t work, because the set of all names is too varied. How do open source Named Entity Recognition (NER) engines compare, and can we do better? This Part 1 has NER results and benchmarks. There’s also Part 2 with technical neural network details. Developing … Read More

How to evaluate PII discovery software

Radim ŘehůřekDeep Learning, Personal Data

So, you’re considering buying software for discovery of PII / PCI / PHI. Or about to start your trial of PII Tools. How to test discovery SW properly? Don’ts: Careful what you test for Consider the following “passport”: Why won’t PII Tools detect the “PII” in this passport scan? This is an actual file submitted to our support team during … Read More

Personal Data Analytics

Radim ŘehůřekDeep Learning, Personal Data Protection

The latest 2.0 release of PII Tools brings a brand new SAR dashboard, allowing targeted personal data search, filtering and analytics. Search for all files on John that contain any financial information, while restricting the results to CRITICAL severity only. Locating Information for Data Subject Access Requests What if you want to find all data related to a specific person … Read More