Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

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Spatiotemporal Information for the Web

  • Peiquan Jin
  • Sheng Lin
  • Qingqing Zhang
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_323-1




Attribute descriptor

GEO/GEO Ambiguity

It refers that many locations can share a single place name

GEO/NON-GEO Ambiguity

It refers that a location name can be used as other types of names


Global reference time


Location descriptor


A site name or geographic scope mentioned in Web pages


Local reference time


Named entity recognition


Object identifier

Primary Location

The most appropriate location associated with a Web page

Primary Time

The most appropriate time associated with a Web page

Search Engine

Search engine is a popular tool to find information in the Web


Time descriptor


One or more units of chronons. It can be a time instant or a time period


This subject is mainly towards the spatiotemporal information involved in the Web, particularly in Web pages. Typical spatiotemporal information in the Web includes the locations and time mentioned in...

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We would like to thank the University of Science and Technology of China for providing the environment where the study described in this entry was completed. The work involved in this article is partially supported by the National Science Foundation of Anhui Province (NO. 1208085MG117) and the USTC Youth Innovation Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gao Cong
    • 1
  • Bee-Chung Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University (NTU)SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.LinkedInMountain ViewUnited States