Defining and identifying the roles of geographic references within text

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    Abstract

    Reliably recognizing, disambiguating, normalizing, storing, and displaying geographic names poses many challenges. However, associating each name with a geographical point location cannot be the final stage. We also need to understand each name's role within the document, and its association with adjacent text. The paper develops these points through a discussion of two different types of historical texts, both rich in geographic names: descriptive gazetteer entries and travellers' narratives. It concludes by discussing the limitations of existing mark-up systems in this area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2003 workshop on analysis of geographic references. Vol. 1
    EditorsA. Kornai, B. Sundheim
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherACM
    Pages69-78
    Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2003
    EventHLT-NAACL 2003 workshop on Analysis of Geographic References - Edmonton, Canada
    Duration: 27 May 20031 Jun 2003

    Workshop

    WorkshopHLT-NAACL 2003 workshop on Analysis of Geographic References
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    Period27/05/031/06/03

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