In this work, we propose a computational framework for harvesting local place names from geotagged housing posts. We make use of those posts on local-oriented websites, such as Craigslist, where local place names are often mentioned. The proposed framework consists of two stages: natural language processing (NLP) and geospatial clustering.
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Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
Department of Geography
The Ohio State University
Geography has experienced a transition from a long-standing Era of Geographic Data Scarcity (Greek classical period – 20th century) to a new Era of Geographic Data Plenty (21st century and beyond).