Journal article

Clustering-based disambiguation of fine-grained place names from descriptions

H Chen, M Vasardani, S Winter

GeoInformatica | SpringerLink | Published : 2019

Abstract

Everyday place descriptions often contain place names of fine-grained features, such as buildings or businesses, that are more difficult to disambiguate than names referring to larger places, for example cities or natural geographic features. Fine-grained places are often significantly more frequent and more similar to each other, and disambiguation heuristics developed for larger places, such as those based on population or containment relationships, are often not applicable in these cases. In this research, we address the disambiguation of fine-grained place names from everyday place descriptions. For this purpose, we evaluate the performance of different existing clustering-based approach..

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