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Disambiguating Geographic Names in a Historical Digital Library [chapter]

David A. Smith, Gregory Crane
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Geographic interfaces provide natural, scalable visualizations for many digital library collections, but the wide range of data in digital libraries presents some particular problems for identifying and  ...  We describe the toponym-disambiguation system in the Perseus digital library and evaluate its performance.  ...  In a heterogeneous digital library of historical information, however, a mix of temporal references may occur in close proximity.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-44796-2_12 fatcat:vjo22iypcjfqrpcdmpmednb2ue

Geographically-aware information retrieval for collections of digitized historical maps

Bruno Martins, Jose Borbinha, Gilberto Pedrosa, João Gil, Nuno Freire
2007 Proceedings of the 4th ACM workshop on Geographical information retrieval - GIR '07  
DIGMAP is a project focused on historical digitized maps that will develop a set of Internet services based on reusable open-source software solutions.  ...  In the case of digitized maps, available metadata will be enriched by automatic and semi-automatic processes that will try to extract relevant indexing information from the images of the digitized maps  ...  DIGMAP will address the development of services, to be available on the Internet, for digital libraries of historical digitized maps.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1316948.1316959 dblp:conf/gir/MartinsBPGF07 fatcat:4b7nqmae3bhb5gy7fpsflssrxa

Enhancing Metadata Assignment in a Digital Library with Background Knowledge

James S. Creel
2012 Bulletin of IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries  
However, in the digital library domain, name disambiguation has concentrated on specific types of references (predominantly author names) in isolation.  ...  Yang Song et al. address the problem of disambiguating author names in the CiteSeer digital library of academic papers [7] .  ... 
dblp:journals/tcdl/Creel12 fatcat:awb6qzmab5bczcpgl5cuvf4p7y

Designing Documents to Enhance the Performance of Digital Libraries

Gregory Crane
2000 D-Lib Magazine  
Gregory Crane Tufts University gcrane@perseus.tufts.edu In a mature digital library (DL), documents should coexist with a Geographic Information System (GIS).  ...  Figure 2 : The above map plots the possible locations mentioned in Cicero's Letters but using the Getty Thesaurus for Geographic Names without any disambiguation strategy.  ... 
doi:10.1045/july2000-crane fatcat:tgccuq3btrf7vcibmhwzmlogmu

World-Historical Gazetteer

Patrick Manning
2015 Journal of World-Historical Information  
In steps to come, the list of place names can undergo a process of disambiguation, especially to clarify duplicate names.  ...  Initial list of world-historical places As an initial list of geographic terms, David Ruvolo (University of Pittsburgh) completed a scan of all the index terms in a leading historical atlas, Atlas of World  ... 
doi:10.5195/jwhi.2015.21 fatcat:3oupailmu5esnksm43xgrxsuea

Bringing lives to light

Ryan Shaw, Ray R. Larson
2008 Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries - JCDL '08  
Our demonstration system consists of a set of tools for identifying life events in biographical texts and linking them to relevant contextual resources.  ...  Congress, scanned page images from a digital library of Irish Studies resources, and various documents from the Emma Goldman Papers Project.  ...  disambiguating these references by linking them to identifiers from naming authorities, and using the disambiguated references to provide useful information in context as well as to link to related resources  ... 
doi:10.1145/1378889.1378981 dblp:conf/jcdl/ShawL08 fatcat:7hk6ddsh3fcqxegogzzblnpyue

Digital Approaches to Historical Archaeology: Exploring the Geographies of 16th Century New Spain

Liceras-Garrido Raquel
2019 Open Access Journal of Archaeology & Anthropology  
However, in the past few years, and with the emergence of Digital Humanities and Computational Archaeology, researchers have started to apply an array of computational methods and geographical analysis  ...  sources of the 16 th century in Latin America, called the Geographic Reports of New Spain.  ...  In the case of a place name corresponding to several locations, the geographic disambiguation process necessarily includes a stage for close, dedicated research.  ... 
doi:10.33552/oajaa.2019.01.000526 fatcat:v3ogwkt2hne5hdwwm63zoccor4

Detecting events with date and place information in unstructured text

David A. Smith
2002 Proceedings of the second ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries - JCDL '02  
Digital libraries of historical documents provide a wealth of information about past events, often in unstructured form.  ...  Once dates and place names are identified and disambiguated, using methods that can differ by genre, we examine collocations to detect events.  ...  INTRODUCTION Digital libraries of historical documents provide a wealth of information about past events in an unstructured form.  ... 
doi:10.1145/544220.544260 dblp:conf/jcdl/Smith02 fatcat:u5tnuldeabfgba6afl7yb4wzua

Detecting events with date and place information in unstructured text

David A. Smith
2002 Proceedings of the second ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries - JCDL '02  
Digital libraries of historical documents provide a wealth of information about past events, often in unstructured form.  ...  Once dates and place names are identified and disambiguated, using methods that can differ by genre, we examine collocations to detect events.  ...  INTRODUCTION Digital libraries of historical documents provide a wealth of information about past events in an unstructured form.  ... 
doi:10.1145/544258.544260 fatcat:6ukaotokhfel3g5czw7fsmr5ji

Fulltext Geocoding Versus Spatial Metadata for Large Text Archives: Towards a Geographically Enriched Wikipedia

Kalev H. Leetaru
2012 D-Lib Magazine  
The Alexandria Digital Library Project (ADL) gazetteer has 5.9 million names in its database.  ...  References [1] A history of the world in 100 seconds. [2] Alexandria Digital Library Project. [3] Ball, Deborah & Bryan-Low, Cassell. (2011, April 19).  ... 
doi:10.1045/september2012-leetaru fatcat:d37odeu2xrbl3djqjx2ie6zqhu

Historical Fragmentary Texts in the Digital Age [chapter]

Monica Berti, Monica Berti
2019 Digital Classical Philology  
In spite of that, digital libraries of Greek and Latin sources allow us to undertake this task at least in a provisional way.  ...  This paper describes how the digital revolution is changing the way scholars access, analyze, and represent historical fragmentary texts, with a focus on traces of quotations and text reuses of ancient  ...  Historical Fragmentary Texts in the Digital Age Figure 3: Named entity disambiguation in the DFHG.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783110599572-015 fatcat:iiugt235hzg3pi4xbbxzxfvify

Some computational tools for digital archive and metadata maintenance

David F. Gleich, Ying Wang, Xiangrui Meng, Farnaz Ronaghi, Margot Gerritsen, Amin Saberi
2011 BIT Numerical Mathematics  
But modern digital archives are astonishingly diverse collections of older digitized material and newer "born digital" content. Finding interesting material in these archives is still challenging.  ...  Computational tools are a mainstay of current search and recommendation technology.  ...  Acknowledgements We are indebted to the wonderful people at the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, and the National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program for telling us about  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10543-011-0324-6 fatcat:dxwiuz2g6rbxpbcltjhpxpacqa

Detecting and Browsing Events in Unstructured text

David A. Smith
2002 Proceedings of the 25th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '02  
Building on our earlier work at the Perseus Project with detecting terms, place names, and dates, we have exploited co-occurrences of dates and place names to detect and describe likely events in document  ...  Users can also control the amount of collocation information in each view.  ...  Building on our work with individual terms, names, and dates, we have exploited co-occurrences of dates and place names in our testbeds to detect and describe likely events in a digital library.  ... 
doi:10.1145/564376.564391 dblp:conf/sigir/Smith02 fatcat:iuituaou7bbt3omrytz5cbdbjy

Detecting and Browsing Events in Unstructured text

David A. Smith
2002 Proceedings of the 25th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '02  
Building on our earlier work at the Perseus Project with detecting terms, place names, and dates, we have exploited co-occurrences of dates and place names to detect and describe likely events in document  ...  Users can also control the amount of collocation information in each view.  ...  Building on our work with individual terms, names, and dates, we have exploited co-occurrences of dates and place names in our testbeds to detect and describe likely events in a digital library.  ... 
doi:10.1145/564388.564391 fatcat:yjbrkt6safeudeunayl5afxs5a

Developing an Urban Gazetteer

Vincent Ducatteeuw
2021 Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Geospatial Humanities  
Often, they are lists of places containing place name, feature type and geographical extent. Contemporary digital gazetteers (e.g.  ...  World Historical Gazetteer and Pleiades) are valuable tools for geographical knowledge of the past and the structuring of humanities data.  ...  It resulted in gazetteers functioning as digital knowledge organization systems (KOS) arranging information by geographic coordinates and semantic relations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3486187.3490204 fatcat:os7yj6l745dyvhlxcoebmrwtp4
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