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Qualitative geocoding of persistent web pages

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Qualitative geocoding of persistent web pages
Information and specifically Web pages may be organized, indexed, searched, and navigated using various metadata aspects, such as keywords, categories (themes), and also space. While categories and keywords are up for interpretation, space represents an unambiguous aspect to structure information. The basic problem of providing spatial references to content is solved by geocoding; a task that relates identifiers in texts to geographic co-ordinates. This work presents a methodology for the semiautomatic geocoding of persistent Web pages in the form of collaborative human intervention to improve on automatic geocoding results. While focusing on the Greek language and related Web pages, the developed techniques are universally applicable. The specific contributions of this work are (i) automatic geocoding algorithms for phone numbers, addresses and place name identifiers and (ii) a Web browser extension providing a map-based interface for manual geocoding and updating the automatically g...
Albert Angel, Chara Lontou, Dieter Pfoser, Alexand
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Updated 09 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where GIS
Authors Albert Angel, Chara Lontou, Dieter Pfoser, Alexandros Efentakis
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