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Generating spatial footprints from hiking blogs


Acheson, Elise; Wartmann, Flurina M; Purves, Ross S (2017). Generating spatial footprints from hiking blogs. In: COSIT 2017: International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, L'Aquila (I), 4 September 2017 - 8 September 2017, 5-7.

Abstract

Explicitly linking text documents to geographical space is an important processing step for applications such as map visualization, spatial querying, and placename disambiguation. In this work, we present a proof-of-concept processing pipeline to generate spatial footprints for a spatially-rich, manually-annotated corpus of hiking blogs. We present preliminary results obtained by exploiting the spatially-focused nature of our input data and the rich placename resources at our disposal. Future work will fully automate the pipeline and systematically examine the influence of processing decisions on the footprints and downstream tasks.

Abstract

Explicitly linking text documents to geographical space is an important processing step for applications such as map visualization, spatial querying, and placename disambiguation. In this work, we present a proof-of-concept processing pipeline to generate spatial footprints for a spatially-rich, manually-annotated corpus of hiking blogs. We present preliminary results obtained by exploiting the spatially-focused nature of our input data and the rich placename resources at our disposal. Future work will fully automate the pipeline and systematically examine the influence of processing decisions on the footprints and downstream tasks.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:8 September 2017
Deposited On:20 Dec 2017 16:19
Last Modified:30 Jul 2018 04:16
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-3-319-63946-8
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-63946-8_2

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