Issues for Linking Geographical Open Data of GeoNames and Wikipedia

  • Masaharu Yoshioka
  • Noriko Kando
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7774)


It is now possible to use various geographical open data sources such as GeoNames and Wikipedia to construct geographic information systems. In addition, these open data sources are integrated by the concept of Linked Open Data. There have been several attempts to identify links between existing data, but few studies have focused on the quality of such links. In this paper, we introduce an automatic link discovery method for identifying the correspondences between GeoNames entries and Wikipedia pages, based on Wikipedia category information. This method finds not only appropriate links but also inconsistencies between two databases. Based on this integration results, we discuss the type of inconsistencies for making consistent Linked Open Data.


Feature Class Administrative Division Semantic Class Link Open Data Candidate Pair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masaharu Yoshioka
    • 1
  • Noriko Kando
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of InformaticsChiyoda-kuJapan

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