One of my PhD students, Mena Badieh Habib, submitted a paper with his research plans in the Neogeography project to the PhD workshop of ICDE2011.
Neogeography: The Challenge of Channelling Large and Ill-Behaved Data Streams
Mena Badieh Habib
Neogeography is the combination of user generated data and experiences with mapping technologies. In this paper we propose a research project to extract valuable structured information with a geographic component from unstructured user generated text in wikis, forums, or SMSes. The project intends to help workers communities in developing countries to share their knowledge, providing a simple and cheap way to contribute and get benefit using the available communication technology.
The paper will be presented at the PhD workshop co-located with ICDE 2010, 11 April 2011, Hannover, Germany [details]