tool: GeoParser

GeoParser is a text analysis tool that may be used to identify, tag and (where appropriate) disambiguate references to geographic location in a text resource. The tool uses Natural Language Processing to analyse the composition of a resource and identifying words that match its geographic database. The approach is useful for processing ambiguous references, such as names that may have one of several locations (e.g. Belfast in Ireland, New Zealand and Canada) and distinguishing names that may be confused with other action (e.g. Reading in Berkshire and reading as an activity). GeoParser may be used with GeoCrossWalk to tag a place name with full geographical coordinates (e.g. an OS National Grid Reference).
Methods relating to this toolCategory
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
Content analysisData analysis
Data miningData analysis
DocumentationStrategy and project management
Geo-referencing and projectionData structuring and enhancement
ParsingData analysis
Searching and queryingData analysis
Spatial data analysisData analysis
Text encoding - referentialData structuring and enhancement
Text miningData analysis
Text recognitionData capture
Textual interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Texture design and mappingPractice-led research
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Alternate tool(s):

Metacarta’s GeoTagger, Digital Reasoning’s GeoLocator, Lockheed Martin’s AeroText, and SRA’s NetOwl

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