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On Compact Storage Models for Gazetteers

  • Jakub Piskorski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4002)

Abstract

This paper describes compact storage models for gazetteers using state-of-the-art finite-state technology. In particular, we compare the standard method based on numbered indexing automata associated with an auxiliary storage device, against a pure finite-state representation, the latter being superior in terms of space and time complexity, when applied to real-world test data. Further, we pinpoint some pros and cons for both approaches and provide results of empirical experiments, which form handy guidelines for selecting a suitable data structure for implementing a gazetteer.

Keywords

Outgoing Transition Physical Storage Handy Guideline Incremental Construction Sequential Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakub Piskorski
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  1. 1.DFKI GmbH, German Research Center for Artificial IntelligenceSaarbrückenGermany

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