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dc.contributor.authorSantos, Rui
dc.contributor.authorMurrieta-Flores, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Bruno
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-16T00:42:46Z
dc.date.available2019-10-16T00:42:46Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-30
dc.identifierdoi: 10.1145/3155902.3155908
dc.identifier.citationSantos, R., Murrieta-Flores, P., & Martins, B. (2017). An automated approach for geocoding tabular itineraries. Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval, Heidelberg, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1145/3155902.3155908
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/3155902.3155908
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/622717
dc.descriptionThis article is not available on ChesterRep
dc.description.abstractHistorical itineraries, often accessible as lists or tables describing places visited in sequence, are abundant resources and also important objects of study for humanities scholars. This article advances a novel method for automatically geocoding tabular itineraries, combining approximate string matching with a cost optimization algorithm based on dynamic programming. Experiments with a dataset of historical itineraries, with ground-truth geocoding annotations provided by domain experts and leveraging also the GeoNames gazetteer, attest to the effectiveness of the proposed method. The obtained results show that while approximate string matching can already achieve very low median errors, with many toponyms matching exactly against GeoNames entries, the combination with cost optimization can significantly improve results in terms of the average distance towards the correct disambiguations.
dc.description.sponsorshipFunder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia; FundRef: 10.13039/501100001871; Grant(s): PTDC/EEI-SCR/1743/2014 Funder: Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Science and Humanities; Grant(s): HJ-253525
dc.publisherACM
dc.relation.urlhttps://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3155902.3155908
dc.rightsLicence for VoR version of this article starting on 2017-11-30: http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/copyright_policy#Background
dc.titleAn Automated Approach for Geocoding Tabular Itineraries
dc.typeConference Contribution
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Lisbon; University of Chester
dc.date.updated2019-10-16T00:42:46Z


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