Germany to test dialect analysis software on asylum-seekers

12:54   18 March 2017    456

Germany plans to test software that can automatically recognize a person’s dialect to help determine whether asylum-seekers are really where they claim they’re from.

Germany’s Office for Migration and Refugees confirmed a report on the pilot project Friday by the Die Welt newspaper.

An agency spokeswoman says the software would complement existing methods used to verify a person’s identity. Andrea Brinkmann said that officials would still rely on a range of information, including documents presented by the asylum-seeker and an expert opinion, before reaching a final conclusion.

Authorities have expressed concern that some asylum-seekers from Arab countries are claiming to be from Syria in hopes of increasing their chances of staying in Germany.

/AP/

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