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Georeferencing in Historical Collections (10 May 2004)
This article compares how different cultural documents-even when converted into a common language-describe space in very different ways. While space has an objective component, cultural practices of describing space naturally differ. Ancient Greek and Latin texts, for example, do not draw upon complex geographic sources available to modern documents but their naming systems are much more well defined and these texts are much more tractable to machine processing than modern US sources.
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