Journal article

Similarity matching for integrating spatial information extracted from place descriptions

Junchul Kim, Maria Vasardani, Stephan Winter

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Place descriptions are used in everyday communication as a common way to convey spatial information. Processing the information from place descriptions poses multiple significant challenges because these descriptions are written in natural language. In particular, corpora of place descriptions provide a plethora of human spatial knowledge beyond geographical information system, even if these descriptions refer to the same places in various ways. This article focuses on resolving ambiguous or synonymous place names from place descriptions by exploring the given relationships with other spatial features. It matches place names from multiple descriptions by developing a novel labelled graph mat..

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