Adapting the Edinburgh Geoparser for Historical Georeferencing

  title={Adapting the Edinburgh Geoparser for Historical Georeferencing},
  author={Beatrice Alex and Kate Byrne and Claire Grover and Richard Tobin},
Place name mentions in text may have more than one potential referent (e.g. Peru, the country vs. Peru, the city in Indiana). The Edinburgh Language Technology Group (LTG) has developed the Edinburgh Geoparser, a system that can automatically recognise place name mentions in text and disambiguate them with respect to a gazetteer. The recognition step is required to identify location mentions in a given piece of text. The subsequent disambiguation step, generally referred to as georesolution… CONTINUE READING