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GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
Retrieval of Similar Travel Routes Using GPS Tracklog Place Names
GPS tracklogs provide a valuable record of routes travelled. In this paper we describe initial experiments exploring the use of text information retrieval techniques for the locat...
Aiden R. Doherty, Cathal Gurrin, Gareth J. F. Jone...
GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
Inferring Geographical Ontologies from Multiple Resources for Geographical Information Retrieval
Many documents that can be found in the World Wide Web include some kind of geographical information, often in an implicit way. The use of resources like gazetteers and geographic...
Davide Buscaldi, Paolo Rosso, Piedachu Peris
GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
Relevance Ranking for Geographic IR
In this paper, we introduce a geographic similarity operator that computes the relatedness between two geographic places and describe how it is combined with textual ranking. The ...
Leonardo Andrade, Mário J. Silva
GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
Detecting Geographical Serving Area of Web Resources
Most human activities occur around where the user is physically located. Knowing the geographical serving area of web resources, therefore, is very important for many web applicat...
Qi Zhang, Xing Xie, Lee Wang, Lihua Yue, Wei-Ying ...
GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
Range-capable Distributed Hash Tables
In this paper, we present a novel indexing data structure called RDHT (Range capable Distributed Hash Table) derived from skip lists and specifically designed for storing and retr...
Alessandro Soro, Cristian Lai
GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
Towards Fuzzy Spatial Reasoning in Geographic IR Systems
Vague spatial information such as “x is located at walking distance of y” is abundant on the web. In this contribution, we propose a framework to represent such spatial inform...
Steven Schockaert, Martine De Cock, Etienne E. Ker...
GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
The place of place in geographical IR
Diana Santos, Marcirio Silveira Chaves
GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
Handling Locations in Search Engine Queries
This paper proposes simple techniques for handling place references in search engine queries, an important aspect of geographical information retrieval. We address not only the de...
Bruno Martins, Mário J. Silva, Sérgi...
GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
Exploring Probabilistic Toponym Resolution for Geographical Information Retrieval
A key problem that arises when unstructured text is being queried is that of properly recognizing and exploiting geographical terms and entities. Here we describe a mechanism for ...
Yi Li, Alistair Moffat, Nicola Stokes, Lawrence Ca...
GIR
2006
ACM
11 years 7 days ago
On metonymy recognition for geographic IR
Metonymic location names refer to other, related entities and possess a meaning different from the literal, geographic sense. Metonymic names are to be treated differently to im...
Johannes Leveling, Sven Hartrumpf
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