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xzhou



Joined: 25/07/2008 12:02:28
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some place has alternative name, how can I know which one is more popular?
marc



Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
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For the postal codes we have used the yahoo search web service to count the number of 'hits' for each name:
http://geonames.wordpress.com/2006/04/30/postalcode-search-improvements/

You could do the same thing with alternate names for places to get an impression of the popularity, at least the popularity on the web.

Best

Marc

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