Title: Geocoding Multilingual Texts: Recognition, Disambiguation and Visualisation
Authors: POULIQUEN BRUNOKIMLER MarcoSTEINBERGER RALFIGNAT CAMELIAOELLINGER TamaraBLACKLER KennethFUART FLAVIOZAGHOUANI WajdiWIDIGER AnnaFORSLUND Ann-CharlotteBEST CLIVE
Citation: Language Resource and Evaluation Conference (LREC) proceedings
Publisher: ELRA/ELDA
Publication Year: 2006
JRC N°: JRC32644
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC32644
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: We are presenting a method to recognise geographical references in free text. Our tool must work on various languages with a minimum of language-dependant resources, except a gazetteer. The main difficulty is to disambiguate these place names by distinguishing places from persons and by selecting the most likely place out of a list of homographic place names world-wide. The system uses a number of language-independent clues and heuristics to disambiguate place name homographs. The final aim is to index texts with the countries and cities they mention and to automatically visualise this information on a geographical map.
JRC Institute:Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen

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