Journal article

Templates of generic geographic information for answering where-questions

Ehsan Hamzei, Stephan Winter, Martin Tomko

International Journal of Geographical Information Science | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2021


In everyday communication, where-questions are answered by place descriptions. To answer where-questions automatically, computers should be able to generate relevant place descriptions that satisfy inquirers’ information needs. Human-generated answers to where-questions constructed based on a few anchor places that characterize the location of inquired places. The challenge for automatically generating such relevant responses stems from selecting relevant anchor places. In this paper, we present templates that allow to characterize the human-generated answers and to imitate their structure. These templates are patterns of generic geographic information derived and encoded from the largest av..

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