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Extracting geographical information from various web sources is likely to be important for a variety of applications. One such use for this information is to enable the study of vernacular regions: informal places referred to on a day-to-day basis, but with no official entry in geographical resources, such as gazetteers. Past work in automatically extracting geographical information from the web to support the creation of vernacular regions has tended to focus on larger regions (e.g. "Thedoi:10.1145/1316948.1316969 dblp:conf/gir/PasleyCS07 fatcat:tdcnusb4azb2rjsetpwn6dhbx4