Multi-source Toponym Data Integration and Mediation for a Meta-Gazetteer Service [chapter]

Philip D. Smart, Christopher B. Jones, Florian A. Twaroch
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
A variety of gazetteers exist based on administrative or user contributed data. Each of these data sources has benefits for particular geographical analysis and information retrieval tasks but none is a one fit all solution. We present a mediation framework to access and integrate distributed gazetteer resources to build a meta-gazetteer that generates augmented versions of place name information. The approach combines different aspects of place name data from multiple gazetteer sources that
more » ... er to the same geographic place and employs several similarity metrics to identify equivalent toponyms.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15300-6_17 fatcat:ls5rmjjlrrfo7jgrhomqz2jz7u