I'm trying to research methods of identifying or pattern matching names of characters in a novel or a general body of text, but so far my search has been unsuccessful, since "character" refers to those of the alphabet in context with "pattern match". Some ideas I've had:
- Find any set of repeated words in Title Case
- This causes a problem with "Was Phileas Fogg rich?" by matching "Was" however
- Find transitive verbs that are unique to people, such as: "Jack said", "replied Jack"
- This won't find characters mentioned in passing