Placing Flickr Photos on a Map


Serdyukov, Pavel and Murdock, Vanessa and Zwol, Roelof van (2009) Placing Flickr Photos on a Map. In: 32nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, July 19-23, 2009, Boston, MA, USA (pp. pp. 484-491).

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Abstract:In this paper we investigate generic methods for placing photos uploaded to Flickr on the World map. As primary input for our methods we use the textual annotations provided by the users to predict the single most probable location
where the image was taken. Central to our approach is a language model based entirely on the annotations provided by users. We define extensions to improve over the language model using tag-based smoothing and cell-based smoothing, and leveraging spatial ambiguity. Further we demonstrate how to incorporate GeoNames, a large external database of locations. For varying levels of granularity, we are able to place images on a map with at least twice the precision of the state-of-the-art reported in the literature.
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