How to Predict Gender from a First Name in Node.JS

When retrieving personal information, clients will often be more willing to input basic items such as their name and email address. However, if you require more information to accurately catalogue them in your system, it may be necessary to implement a program that can predict characteristic information without direct input. With this Cloudmersive API, you can provide your systems with the capabilities to predict the gender of a user based on first name input. By inserting the country code of origin for that user, you can also equip your programs to run international names.

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Our first step is to install the SDK:

npm install cloudmersive-validate-api-client --save

You can also add this snippet to your package.json:

"dependencies": {
"cloudmersive-validate-api-client": "^1.2.4"
}

Then, we can run our function, NameGetGender:

var CloudmersiveValidateApiClient = require('cloudmersive-validate-api-client');
var defaultClient = CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.ApiClient.instance;
// Configure API key authorization: Apikey
var Apikey = defaultClient.authentications['Apikey'];
Apikey.apiKey = 'YOUR API KEY';
var apiInstance = new CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.NameApi();var input = new CloudmersiveValidateApiClient.GetGenderRequest(); // GetGenderRequest | Gender request informationvar callback = function(error, data, response) {
if (error) {
console.error(error);
} else {
console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);
}
};
apiInstance.nameGetGender(input, callback);

Now, you can more easily parse and extrapolate extra client information based on a small amount of input. You can get your free API Key from the Cloudmersive website. This will give you access to 800 monthly calls across our library of APIs.

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