Germany to test dialect analysis software on asylum-seekers
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.
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.