Stanford InfoLab Publication Server

Assigning Textual Names to Sets of Geographic Coordinates

Naaman, Mor and Song, Yee Jiun and Paepcke, Andreas and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2005) Assigning Textual Names to Sets of Geographic Coordinates. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab. (Publication Note: Journal of Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, 30(4):418--435 (July 2006). )




NameSet is a system that translates a set of geographic coordinates into a textual name based on the geographic regions where the coordinates occur. One possible application of NameSet is to concisely present the geographical scope of a set of geo-referenced observations to a human user. Another application is to generate text to depict a set of coordinates that appear on a web site -- text that could later be used for information retrieval applications. NameSet's computation is based on a simple algorithm, using off-the-shelf and web-based data sources. The system was proven effective in an application that automatically organizes and names sets of geo-referenced digital photographs.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:geo-referenced data, named locations, information retrieval, gazetteers, photographs
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:681
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:17 Jul 2005 17:00
Last Modified:22 Dec 2008 18:30

Download statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page