Neogeography: The Challenge of Channelling Large and Ill-Behaved Data Streams

Mena B. Habib, M. van Keulen

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Neogeography is the combination of user generated data and experiences with mapping technologies. In this article we present a research project to extract valuable structured information with a geographic component from unstructured user generated text in wikis, forums, or SMSes. The extracted information should be integrated together to form a collective knowledge about certain domain. This structured information can be used further to help users from the same domain who want to get information using simple question answering system. The project intends to help workers communities in developing countries to share their knowledge, providing a simple and cheap way to contribute and get benefit using the available communication technology.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Information Extraction
  • Data Integration
  • Uncertain data management

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