Dataset for Toponym Resolution in Nineteenth-Century English Newspapers

Mariona Coll Ardanuy, David Beavan, Kaspar Beelen, Kasra Hosseini, Jon Lawrence, Katherine McDonough, Federico Nanni, Daniel van Strien & Daniel Wilson
We present a new dataset for the task of toponym resolution in digitised historical newspapers in English. It consists of 343 annotated articles from newspapers based in four different locations in England (Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne, Poole and Dorchester), published between 1780 and 1870. The articles have been manually annotated with mentions of places, which are linked---whenever possible---to their corresponding entry on Wikipedia. The dataset is published on the British Library shared research repository, and is especially...
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