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Extracting geographical information from various web sources is likely to be important for a variety of applications. One such use for this information is to enable the study of vernacular regions: informal places referred to on a day-to-day basis, but with no official entry in geographical resources, such as gazetteers. Past work in automatically… (More)
In this paper, we describe a methodology to estimate the geographic coverage of the web without the need for secondary knowledge or complex geo-tagging. This is achieved by randomly selecting toponyms from the Ordnance Survey 50K gazetteer to create search queries and thus gather document counts from various web sources for Great Britain. The same gazetteer… (More)
In this paper, we describe an experiment in which we use an online questionnaire to elicit people's perception of the extents of smaller vague regions, such as neighbourhoods. Our approach uses images of street scenes rather than landmarks or placenames.
An overview of PhD research into defining imprecise regions(e.g. "The Midlands" of Great Britain) using unstructured data sources found on the web. A literature review is undertaken and future experiments are suggested. Two preliminary experiments, one into geo-tagging, the other into geographic coverage on the web, are described.
This paper describes initial work on developing an information system to gather, process and visualise various multimedia data sources related to the South Yorkshire (UK) floods of 2007. The work is part of the Memoir project which aims to investigate how technology can help people create and manage long-term personal memories. We are using maps to… (More)
In this paper, we describe research which could lead to a novel approach to gathering an overview of a document in a foreign language. The research explores how much of the meaning of a document could be represented using images by researching the ability of subjects to derive the search term that might have been used to return a set of images from an image… (More)
The purpose of this paper is to present a high-level discussion based on ongoing research with the aim of providing support to educational practitioners based on real shareability and reuse of learning objects. Consequently, the discussion is centred around the need for a data-base driven architecture for VLEs that supports real reuse and sharing of… (More)