Paper: Geo-mining: Discovery of Road and Transport Networks Using Directional Patterns

ACL ID D09-1028
Title Geo-mining: Discovery of Road and Transport Networks Using Directional Patterns
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

One of the most desired information types when planning a trip to some place is the knowledge of transport, roads and geographical connectedness of prominent sites in this place. While some transport companies or repositories make some of this information accessible, it is not easy to find, and the majority of information about uncommon places can only be found in web free text such as blogs and fo- rums. In this paper we present an algo- rithmic framework which allows an auto- mated acquisition of map-like information from the web, based on surface patterns like “from X to Y”. Given a set of loca- tions as initial seeds, we retrieve from the web an extended set of locations and pro- duce a map-like network which connects these locations using transport type edges. We evaluate our fram...