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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Hi Kathy,
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">We are just finishing up a project here that uses natural language processing to geocode place references in our library catalog.&nbsp; To date we have geocoded about a million
 catalog records, resulting in about 6 million geocodes, and created a beta version of a search interface that incorporates that information.&nbsp; We did use a commercial product for the tagging, but we are watching the development of open source tools very closely,
 and the rest of the project is open source.&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">We are in the middle of an upgrade so the UI isn&#8217;t available right now, but we have a demo video here:
</span><span style="font-size:7.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULkZE8TVP3I" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULkZE8TVP3I</span></a>
 . I&#8217;m happy to provide more information to anyone who is interested, including a link to the UI once it is back up.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Bonnie</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Bonnie A. Burns<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Librarian for Geographic Information Services<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Harvard Map Collection<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Pusey Library<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Cambridge, MA 02138<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">617-496-8125<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">From:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> geohumsig-bounces@lists.digitalhumanities.org [mailto:geohumsig-bounces@lists.digitalhumanities.org]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Kathy Weimer<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:50 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> geohumsig@lists.digitalhumanities.org<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [GeoHumanities SIG] place in library catalog<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="apple-style-span"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">I am wondering if any of you GeoHumanists are familiar with research projects looking at the concept of place representation in
 the traditional library catalog. &nbsp;In my opinion, library catalogs have never done a good job with representing place-based subject information.&nbsp; The fields and headings are either too specific or too general and do not provide insight into geographic contexts
 (adjacency, proximity, containment, etc.).&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span class="apple-style-span"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Various data in the subject headings and coded fields could be harvested and result in
 a map-based search engine which would likely yield more interesting results that the typical subject or keyword search.&nbsp; If you know of prior work looking at harvesting and visualizing placial data from catalog records, I would like to know. &nbsp;Ideas?&nbsp; Suggestions?
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:black">Kathy Weimer<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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