CISTI'2010 - 5ª Conferencia Ibérica de Sistemas y Tecnologías de Información

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Automatic Extraction and Representation of Geographic Entities in eGovernment

Mário Rodrigues
Universidade de Aveiro
Portugal

Gonçalo Paiva Dias
Universidade de Aveiro
Portugal

António Teixeira
Universidade de Aveiro
Portugal

Abstract:
in this paper we present a system that automatically
extracts and georeferentiates geographically related entities from
unstructured, natural language textual documents. This type of
system is particularly useful to automate the georeferentiation of
existing information in e-government applications. Within the
paper we introduce the relevant human language technologies
and we present the system that was developed. We conclude with
a discussion of the preliminary results and future work.

 

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