In today's blog
by Gary Price, he notes that Google is awarded with a patent "for technology that allows a geocode (latitude, longitude) to be generated for a postal addresses." Gary also notes the "summary of the invention" which I'll replicate here to get conversation going:
Yet another aspect of the invention is directed to a method for extracting addresses from a document. The method includes identifying possible address terms based on predetermined rules, verifying that the identified possible address terms are address terms by comparing the address terms to a table containing known addresses, and examining a relative position of the verified possible address terms in the document to determine whether the verified possible address terms form a valid address.
What do you all think?