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Mining the web to detect place names

Twaroch, Florian A., Smart, Philip David and Jones, Christopher Bernard 2008. Mining the web to detect place names. Presented at: 2nd international workshop on Geographic information retrieval, Napa Valley, CA, USA, 29-30 October 2008. Published in: Jones, Christopher Bernard and Purves, R. eds. GIR '08 Proceedings of the 2nd international workshop on Geographic information retrieval. New York: ACM, pp. 43-44. 10.1145/1460007.1460017

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With the aim to improve the quality of gazetteers for geographic information retrieval systems, we present a method to detect place names employed by people submitting information to Web resources. We investigate how often people refer to a place using locative phrases in web queries and address the problem of defining cognitively significant place names. We propose Web mining as a means to decide whether a given particular named entity is in fact a place.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Additional Information: Part of: CIKM '08 Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Napa Valley, CA, 26-30 October 2008
Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 9781605582535
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2022 11:51

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