Linguistic Suite for Polish Cadastral System

Witold Abramowicz, Agata Filipowska, Jakub Piskorski, Krzysztof Węcel, Karol Wieloch


Abstract
This paper reports on an endeavour of creating basic linguistic resources for geo-referencing of Polish free-text documents. We have defined a fine-grained named entity hierarchy, produced an exhaustive gazetteer, and developed named-entity grammars for Polish. Additionally, an annotated corpus for the cadastral domain was prepared for evaluation purposes. Our baseline approach to geo-referencing is based on application of aforementioned resources and a lightweight co-referencing technique which utilizes string-similarity metric of Jaro-Winkler. We carried out a detailed evaluation of detecting locations, organizations and persons, which revealed that best results are obtained via application of a combined grammar for all types. The application of lightweight co-referencing for organizations and persons improves recall but deteriorates precision, and no gain is observed for locations. The paper is accompanied by a demo, a geo-referencing application capable of: (a) finding documents and text fragments based on named entities and (b) populating the spatial ontology from texts.
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L06-1366
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Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)
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May
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2006
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Genoa, Italy
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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