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Towards a Spatial Analysis of Toponym Endings

  • Tobias DahindenEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Abstract

The target of this article is to define and use a statistical measure to determine endings of place names. The definition of ‘ending’ is based on the occurrence of a certain end-string in a gazetteer. Based on this definition a part of the GeoNames-gazetteer is analysed in respect to detect and rank possible endings. The spatial distributions of the most outstanding endings are presented.

Keywords

Toponymy Analysis Detection Gazetteer Vernacular 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Kartographie und GeoinformatikLeibniz Universität HannoverHanoverGermany

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