Olivier Van Laere

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We present a two-step approach to estimate where a given photo or video was taken, using only the tags that a user has assigned to it. In the first step, a language modeling approach is adopted to find the area which most likely contains the geographic location of the resource. In the subsequent second step, a precise location is determined within the area(More)
The task of automatically estimating the location of web resources is of central importance in location-based services on the Web. Much attention has been focused on Flickr photos and videos, for which it was found that language modeling approaches are particularly suitable. In particular, state-of-the art systems for georeferencing Flickr photos tend to(More)
The sixth edition of the Placing Task at MediaEval introduces two new sub-tasks: (1) locale-based placing, which emphasizes the need to move away from an evaluation purely based on latitude and longitude towards an entity-centered evaluation, and (2) mobility-based placing, which addresses predicting missing locations within a sequence of movements; the(More)
We explore the task of determining the geographic location of photos on Flickr, using combined evidence from Naive Bayes classifiers that are trained at different spatial resolutions. In particular, we estimate the location of Flickr photos, based on their tags, at four different scales, ranging from a city-level granularity to fine-grained intra-city(More)
The task of assigning geographic coordinates to textual resources plays an increasingly central role in geographic information retrieval. The ability to select those terms from a given collection that are most indicative of geographic location is of key importance in successfully addressing this task. However, this process of selecting spatially relevant(More)
Place recommender systems are increasingly being used to find places of a given type that are close to a user-specified location. As it is important for these systems to use an up-to-date database with a wide coverage, there is a need for techniques that are capable of expanding place databases in an automated way. On the other hand, social media are a rich(More)
The seventh edition of the Placing Task at MediaEval focuses on two challenges: (1) estimation-based placing, which addresses estimating the geographic location where a photo or video was taken, and (2) verification-based placing, which addresses verifying whether a photo or video was indeed taken at a pre-specified geographic location. Like the previous(More)
For the identification of the plant pathogenic bacterium Erwinia amylovora, the immuno gold staining (IGS) and immuno gold silver staining (IGSS) techniques are tested. The IGS and IGSS methods are at least as sensitive an indirect immunofluorescence and require less primary antiserum. Moreover they have the advantage that the prepatrations can be conserved(More)