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Title:Toponym Resolution: A First Large-Scale Comparative Evaluation
Authors: Jochen Leidner
Date:Jul 2006
Toponym resolution (TR) is the task of mapping the name of a location to a spatial representation of the location referred to, such as the centroid of the location, given as latitude/longitude. While a number of systems for automating the task have been described in the literature, to date no comparative evaluation study has existed, mainly for lack of a standard benchmark (i.e., gazetteer and evaluation corpus). On the basis of a benchmark methodology and dataset, the first systematic account of the utility of different heuristics for the toponym resolution task is presented, based on experimental comparison on two novel, large-scale gold-standard corpora. The utility of each of a set of heuristics is evaluated in isolation, and in addition, two previously reported complex methods are replicated in full.
2006 by Jochen L. Leidner. All Rights Reserved
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author = { Jochen Leidner },
title = {Toponym Resolution: A First Large-Scale Comparative Evaluation},
year = 2006,
month = {Jul},

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