An evidence-based approach for Toponym Disambiguation

  title={An evidence-based approach for Toponym Disambiguation},
  author={Xingguang Wang and Yi Zhang and Min Chen and Xing Lin and Hao Yu and Yu Liu},
  journal={2010 18th International Conference on Geoinformatics},
Toponym Disambiguation (TD) in Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) systems is a crucial technique, which makes a direct impact on the quality of subsequent assignment of geographic focus to a document and that of establishment of spatial index as well as the effectiveness of the entire retrieval model as a whole. We explore the mechanism for human beings' dealing with the problem of TD. Human's way of TD follows some linguistic rules since that documents are organized according to these… CONTINUE READING

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