Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

A web platform for the evaluation of vernacular place names in automatically constructed gazetteers

Twaroch, Florian A. and Jones, Christopher Bernard 2010. A web platform for the evaluation of vernacular place names in automatically constructed gazetteers. Presented at: 6th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR'10), Zurich, Switzerland, 18-19 February 2010. Published in: Purves, R., Clough, P. and Jones, Christopher Bernard eds. GIR '10 Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval, Zurich, Switzerland, 18-19 February 2010. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 10.1145/1722080.1722098

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Vernacular place names pose a research challenge in geographic information retrieval. There is a long standing demand from investigators for a reference collection to train their methods and evaluate their models and data. However no large collection of informal place names associated with type and footprint data is currently available to the GIR community. The present contribution discusses the implementation of a web platform to collect such an evaluation data set. Design considerations of the user interface are addressed and we present first results of a nationwide attempt to collect the vernacular place names of Great Britain. Our result will aid further research in automatic gazetteer construction, considering vernacular place names.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords: gazetteer services; vernacular place names; evaluation
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
ISBN: 9781605588261
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:56
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/14146

Citation Data

Cited 2 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 6 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item