by Sundar

This workshop will cover the following:

  1. Open sources for location information associated with structured and semi-structured data Wikipedia, DBPedia, Freebase, Geonames, US Military database etc.
  2. Tools and methods to process the identified feeds: Google Refine, RDF libraries, custom feed processors
  3. Building a simple search engine using the data processed above to support the following: Point, range, and neighbourhood searches

Draws from my experience extracting information from various online sources for building a mobile search engine ( as well as for building custom search systems at Ideophone.

Requirements: A basic idea of geodata and web services.

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Venue:  The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, Second 'C' Cross, Domlur,  2nd Stage, Bangalore.

About the speaker: Sundar has built/worked-on a number of information retrieval systems for Y! Travel, Shopping, Hotjobs,, and Ideophone. His primary work has been in crawling the web, extracting structured data from semi-structured information and processing that for indexing.