Identifying Geographical Entities in Users’ Queries

  • Adrian Iftene
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6241)


In 2009 we built a system in order to compete in the LAGI task (Log Analysis and Geographic Query Identification). The system uses an external resource built into GATE in combination with Wikipedia and Tumba in order to identify geographical entities in user’s queries. The results obtained with and without Wikipedia resources are comparable. The main advantage of only using GATE resources is the improved run time. In the process of system evaluation we have identified the main problem of our approach: the system has insufficient external resources for the recognition of geographic entities.


External Resource User Query Correct Match Geographical Entity Resource Loading 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Iftene
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  1. 1.UAIC: Faculty of Computer Science“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” UniversityRomania

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