Simon E. Overell

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In this paper we describe the geographic information retrieval system developed and results achieved by the Multimedia & Information Systems team for GeoCLEF 2006. We detail our methods for generating and applying co-occurrence models for the purpose of place name disambiguation, our use of named entity recognition tools and text indexing applications. The(More)
Tagging has emerged as a popular means to annotate on-line objects such as bookmarks, photos and videos. Tags vary in semantic meaning and can describe different aspects of a media object. Tags describe the content of the media as well as locations, dates, people and other associated meta-data. Being able to automatically classify tags into semantic(More)
Saul Steinberg's most famous cartoon " View of the world from 9th Avenue " depicts the world as seen by self-absorbed New Yorkers (Figure 1). By analysing wikipediae of a range of different languages, we find that this particular fish-eye world view is ubiquitous and inherently part of human nature. By measuring the skew in the distribution of locations in(More)
In this paper we describe our Geographic Information Retrieval experiments with Forostar, our GIR application on the GeoCLEF 2007 corpus and query set. We compare the results from orthogonal text with no geographic entities and only geographic entities with standard text retrieval and combined text and geographic relevance methods. The text and named entity(More)