Talking About Place - Tapping Human Knowledge To Enrich National Spatial Data Sets

Grant number: LP100200199 | Funding period: 2011 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Place descriptions are a common way for people to describe a location, but no current tools are smart enough to understand them. Emergency call centres are risking lives, users of navigation or web services are frustrated and addressing these problems costs billions of dollars per year. This project comes with a novel, interdisciplinary approach to automatically interpret human place descriptions and will develop novel methods to capture placenames with their meaning for smarter databases and automatic interpretation procedures. This acquired knowledge will be an important step forward for Australia's data custodians and users. Australia's location information industry will gain a significan..

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