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kanarinka



Joined: 30/05/2014 12:03:21
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Hello - We use the geonames gazetteer in our application CLIFF which does extraction and geolocation of places from news articles -- cliff.mediameter.org

We are currently having a problem because in the geonames.org - "São Paolo" is the main way that geonames.org spells the capital city of Brazil so it is being ignored by our entity extraction engine. The correct English spelling is São Paulo.

http://www.geonames.org/maps/google_-23.548_-46.636.html

The state of São Paulo is correctly spelled in geonames.org as "Estado de São Paulo"
http://www.geonames.org/maps/google_-22_-49.html

Could you please update the spelling of São Paolo to São Paulo?
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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Hi

I am not sure what you mean. For a day São Paolo was spelled without tilde in the English translation and the main toponym name:
http://www.geonames.org/3448439/sao-paolo.html

If this poses a problem to you then I strongly suggest to use the premium data extraction instead of the free one. The main advantage of the premium extract is exactly that the data goes through a releases cycle and changes like this are undone before the release.

Regards

Marc

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saphir



Joined: 05/06/2010 22:44:39
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Hi Marc

I think the TO did not write about the Saint, but about Paul.
Paul is Paolo in italian, but Paulo in portuguese.

The ADM1 is right as Paulo, the PPLA was false as Paolo.
I changed the PPLA to Paulo.

Cheers
Urs
kanarinka



Joined: 30/05/2014 12:03:21
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Thanks very much Urs! That's exactly what I needed.
 
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