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Multi-source Toponym Data Integration and Mediation for a Meta-Gazetteer Service

Smart, Philip David, Jones, Christopher Bernard and Twaroch, Florian A. 2010. Multi-source Toponym Data Integration and Mediation for a Meta-Gazetteer Service. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6292 , pp. 234-248. 10.1007/978-3-642-15300-6_17

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A variety of gazetteers exist based on administrative or user contributed data. Each of these data sources has benefits for particular geographical analysis and information retrieval tasks but none is a one fit all solution. We present a mediation framework to access and integrate distributed gazetteer resources to build a meta-gazetteer that generates augmented versions of place name information. The approach combines different aspects of place name data from multiple gazetteer sources that refer to the same geographic place and employs several similarity metrics to identify equivalent toponyms.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: gazetteers - place names - spatial data integration - mediation architecture - geo-web services
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0302-9743
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 11:49

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