Hello Pär,

> One thing that seems to be missing is an understanding of the
> concept of "korsningen bredgränd dragabrunnsgatan". Although
> there are several "Bredgränd" in Sweden, there are only one that
> crosses another street called "Dragabrunnsgatan", namely in
> Uppsala.
Yes, that is actually missing. I will have to see how to implement 
that best.
Searching for “Uppsala Bredgränd” will work as expected and will 
find the correct location.

Thanks for the feedback!

Bye,
Thomas



> On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 9:05 AM, Thomas Fischer
> <thomas.fisc...@his.se>
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > my name is Thomas Fischer and I am a researcher and teacher at
> > the University in Skövde (Högskolan i Skövde).
> > 
> > In the past months, I have worked on a project that makes use of
> > OpenStreetMap data to geolocate/georeference text phases as
> > found in news paper articles or police reports. For example, if
> > a news report is about a traffic accident on E20 near Vårgårda,
> > the software's task is to identify the place were E20 passes
> > closest to the city of Vårgårda. Similarly, if the report talks
> > about Skolgatan, the software shall identify the right instance
> > of a road of this name if the report names the municipality in
> > the same input text. The software is designed specifically for
> > Sweden (hierarchy of road names and administrative structures)
> > and the Swedish language (stop words, for blacklisting certain
> > terms, converting plural forms into singular, ...).
> > 
> > A demonstrator of the resulting software is available at
> > 
> >  http://fish.research.nsa.his.se:9876/
> > 
> > The demonstrator's source code is available at GitHub:
> >  https://github.com/thomasfischer-his/pbflookup
> > 
> > In my experience, the software is working already quite well.
> > There are two main limitations:
> > - Missing, inconsistent, or erroneous information in the
> > underlying> 
> >   map data from OpenStreetMap (unfortunately)
> > 
> > - Lack of a deeper textual analysis: Words are extracted as is
> > from> 
> >   the input text, so the word 'vara' (to be) and the city of
> >   Vara
> >   are indistinguishable.
> > 
> > The software is written in C++, but care has been taken for code
> > quality by using static code checkers and tools like Coverity
> > Scan or Valgrind.
> > The project to develop this softwas was co-financed by
> > Internetstiftelsen
> > 
> > I am contacting this mailing list for two reasons. First, I
> > would
> > like to get some feedback such as error reports or ideas for
> > extensions.
> > Second, I would like to pursue this project further, so I am
> > looking for cooperation partners that can (financially) support
> > the project. Examples for cooperation partners can be app
> > developers that want to make use of the JSON/XML interface,
> > news agencies or newspapers that want to add the service of
> > matching their articles to a map location, or governmental,
> > regional, or municipal agencies that want to geolocate their
> > own or citizens' reports (think of 112 calls or citizens
> > reporting broken street lights).
> > 
> > So, if you have an existing contact at an organization that may
> > be interested, please forward this mail. If you personally
> > interested in a cooperation, you can contact me directly, of
> > course.
> > 
> > Greetings from Skövde, Sweden,
> > Thomas Fischer
> > https://www.his.se/fish
> > 
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-- 
Thomas Fischer
Senior Lecturer, Doctor of Engineering
School of Informatics
University of Skövde, Sweden
https://www.his.se/fish

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