Marco Adelfio and Hanan Samet Receive Best Paper Award at GIR'13
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Marco Adelfio and Hanan Samet received the Best Paper Award for their paper, Structured Toponym Resolution Using Combined Hierarchical Place Categories, at the 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR'13). Their paper presents a “novel technique for place name disambiguation that uses Bayesian inference to assign categories to lists or tables containing place names, and then interprets individual toponyms based on the most likely category assignments.”