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Title: On assigning place names to geography related web pages
Authors: Zong, Wenbo
Wu, Dan
Sun, Aixin
Lim, Ee Peng
Goh, Dion Hoe-Lian
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computer systems organization::Computer-communication networks
Issue Date: 2005
Source: Zong, W., Wu, D., Sun, A., Lim, E. P., & Goh, D. (2005). On Assigning Place Names to Geography Related Web Pages. Proceedings of the 5th ACM+IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries JCDL 2005, (June 7-11, Denver, Colorado, USA), 354-362.
Conference: Joint Conference on Digital libraries (5th : 2005 : Denver, USA)
Abstract: In this paper, we attempt to give spatial semantics to web pages by assigning them place names. The entire assignment task is divided into three sub-problems, namely place name extraction, place name disambiguation and place name assignment. We propose our approaches to address these sub-problems. In particular, we have modified GATE, a wellknown named entity extraction software, to perform place name extraction using a US Census gazetteer. A rule-based place name disambiguation method and a place name assignment method capable of assigning place names to web page segments have also been proposed. We have evaluated our proposed disambiguation and assignment methods on a web page collection referenced by the DLESE metadata collection. The results returned by our methods are compared with manually disambiguated place names and place name assignment. It is shown that our proposed place name disambiguation method works well for geo/geo ambiguities. The preliminary results of our place name assignment method indicate promising results given the existence of geo/non-geo ambiguities among place names.
DOI: 10.1145/1065385.1065464
Schools: Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information 
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