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1. WO2002097726 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GEOCODING DIVERSE ADDRESS FORMATS

Publication Number WO/2002/097726
Publication Date 05.12.2002
International Application No. PCT/US2002/017096
International Filing Date 31.05.2002
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 23.12.2002
IPC
G06F 17/30 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
CPC
G06F 16/29
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
20of structured data, e.g. relational data
29Geographical information databases
G09B 29/106
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
29Maps; Plans; Charts; Diagrams, e.g. route diagram
10Map spot or coordinate position indicators; Map reading aids
106using electronic means
Y10S 707/99934
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99931Database or file accessing
99933Query processing, i.e. searching
99934Query formulation, input preparation, or translation
Y10S 707/99936
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99931Database or file accessing
99933Query processing, i.e. searching
99936Pattern matching access
Y10S 707/99939
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99931Database or file accessing
99939Privileged access
Y10S 707/99943
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99941Database schema or data structure
99943Generating database or data structure, e.g. via user interface
Applicants
  • MAPINFO CORPORATION [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • MILLER, Julia, K.
  • SCHWERIN, Chuck
Agents
  • STEPHENS, Garland, T.
Priority Data
60/295,10331.05.2001US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GEOCODING DIVERSE ADDRESS FORMATS
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE GEOCODAGE DE STRUCTURES D'ADRESSES DIVERSES
Abstract
(EN) A method and system for providing geocodes (460) in response to complete or partial address information is disclosed. The disclosure teaches embodiments that are naturally upgraded to integrate changing spatial information due to addition of countries (230), better data, political changes, and other similar changes in geographical data. A single geocoding engine (108) is capable of handling the various address formats in use in different countries and jurisdictions. The disclosed embodiments are error tolerant and capable of overcoming many errors due to spelling, variety of languages and formats used to provide and address. The diversity in addresses due to, for instance country-specific formats such as postal-codes (590) are naturally integrated into existing database of geocoding information. Preferably, the embodiments are based on JAVA to allow platform independence and use XML based communication to use networks without requiring excessive resources while providing fast services.
(FR) Cette invention concerne un procédé et un système servant à créer des géocodes (460) en réponse à des informations d'adresses complètes ou partielles. Cette invention présente des modes de réalisation qui sont naturellement mis à niveau afin d'intégrer les informations spatiales modifiées du fait de l'ajout de pays (230), de meilleures données, de changements politiques et autres changements similaires dans des données géographiques. Un moteur de géocodage unique (108) peut manipuler les diverses structures d'adresses utilisées dans différents pays et différentes juridictions. Les modes de réalisation ci-décrits offrent une certaine tolérance d'erreur et peuvent surmonter un grand nombre d'erreurs liées à l'orthographe, à la multitude de langues et de structures utilisées pour produire une adresse. La diversité des adresses provenant notamment des structures spécifiques au pays telles que les codes postaux (590) est naturellement intégrée dans les bases de données existantes contenant des informations de géocodage. Les modes de réalisation se basent de préférence sur JAVA afin d'assurer une indépendance de plate-forme et utilisent une communication à base XML pour utiliser des réseaux sans que des ressources excessives soient nécessaires tout en assurant des services rapides.
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