A Comparison of String Similarity Measures for Toponym Matching

Abstract

The diversity of ways in which toponyms are specified often results in mismatches between queries and the place names contained in gazetteers. Search terms that include unofficial variants of official place names, unanticipated transliterations, and typos are frequently similar but not identical to the place names contained in the gazetteer. String… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2534848.2534850

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