Marco Kimler

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We are presenting a method to recognise geographical references in free text. Our tool must work on various languages with a minimum of language-dependent resources, except a gazetteer. The main difficulty is to disambiguate these place names by distinguishing places from persons and by selecting the most likely place out of a list of homographic place(More)
The recognition of geographical references in texts is a well-studied field. However, most work focuses on the detection of geographical references, and does not take into account the mapping of references in a text to their real-world counterparts. The papers which also take into account this geo-coding use rather specific approaches, focus on a few(More)
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