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How many mountains are there in Switzerland? Explorations of the SwissTopo name list


Volk, M (2009). How many mountains are there in Switzerland? Explorations of the SwissTopo name list. In: Clematide, S; Klenner, M; Volk, M. Searching answers: A festschrift for Michael Hess on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Münster: Monsenstein und Vannerdat, 127-140.

Abstract

In the project “Text+Berg” we digitize all yearbooks of the Swiss Alpine Club from 1864 until today. The books comprise articles in German, French and Italian, a total of around 100,000 pages. This paper describes the corpus and the project phases towards its digitalization. We then focus on the classification of named entities, in particular geographic entities. We explore the usefulness of a large list of geographical names that is distributed by the Swiss Federal Office of Topography. A first experiment indicates that the recognition and classification of geographical names remains difficult despite the large gazetteer.

In the project “Text+Berg” we digitize all yearbooks of the Swiss Alpine Club from 1864 until today. The books comprise articles in German, French and Italian, a total of around 100,000 pages. This paper describes the corpus and the project phases towards its digitalization. We then focus on the classification of named entities, in particular geographic entities. We explore the usefulness of a large list of geographical names that is distributed by the Swiss Federal Office of Topography. A first experiment indicates that the recognition and classification of geographical names remains difficult despite the large gazetteer.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:24 Nov 2009 13:54
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:34
Publisher:Monsenstein und Vannerdat
ISBN:978-3-8658-2955-9
Related URLs:http://opac.nebis.ch/F/?local_base=NEBIS&CON_LNG=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=009494019
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-24419

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