Publications

My publications are indexed in Google Scholar, Scopus, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, arXiv.org, GitHub, and Trier’s DBLP. My ORCID is 0000-0003-3477-7654. Note that the PDFs in this page might differ from the published versions. See also non-academic publications, such as journalism and videos.

Edited volumes

  1. Fogliaroni P., Ballatore A., Clementini E. (eds.) (2017) Proceedings of Workshops and Posters at the 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017), Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Berlin: Springer. [web] [eprint]
  2. Clementini E., Donnelly M., Yuan M., Kray C., Fogliaroni P., Ballatore A. (eds.) (2017) 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2017, September 4–8, 2017, L’Aquila, Italy. LIPIcs vol. 86, Saarbrücken, Germany: Dagstuhl Publishing. [web] [eprint] [pdf]

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Journal articles

  1. Ballatore, A. and De Sabbata, S. (2019) Los Angeles as a digital place: The geographies of user-generated content, Transactions in GIS  [data] [pdf]
  2. Poulovassilis, A., Larsson, N., Candlin, F., Larkin, J. and Ballatore, A. (2019) Creating a Knowledge Base to research the history of UK Museums through Rapid Application Development. ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage [eprint] [pdf]
  3. Candlin, F., Larkin, J., Ballatore, A., & Poulovassilis, A. (2019) The missing museums: accreditation, surveys, and an alternative account of the UK sector. Cultural Trends [eprint] [pdf]
  4. Kaufmann, E. & Ballatore, A. (2019) New York Yankees and Hollywood Anglos: the persistence of anglo-conformity in the American motion picture industry. Nations and Nationalism. [web] [pdf]
  5. Ballatore A., Gordon D. & Boone A. (2018) Sonifying data uncertainty with sound dimensions. Cartography and Geographic Information Science. [web] [data] [pdf]
  6. Ballatore A. & Jokar Arsanjani J. (2018) Placing Wikimapia: An exploratory analysis, International Journal of Geographical Information Science [web] [data] [eprint] [pdf]
  7. Scheider S., Ballatore A. & Lemmens R. (2018) Finding and sharing GIS methods based on the questions they answer, International Journal of Digital Earth [web] [eprint] [pdf]
  8. Scheider S. & Ballatore A. (2018) Semantic Typing of Linked Geoprocessing Workflows, International Journal of Digital Earth [web] [eprint] [pdf]
  9. A. Ballatore, M. Graham, S. Sen (2017) Digital Hegemonies: The localness of search engine results, Annals of the American Association of Geographers [web] [dataset] [eprint] [pdf]
  10. S. Natale & A. Ballatore (2017) Imagining the thinking machine: Technological myths and the rise of Artificial Intelligence, Convergence [web] [eprint] [pdf]
  11. A. Ballatore, W. Kuhn, M. Hegarty, E. Parsons (2016) Spatial Approaches to Information Search, special issue in Spatial Cognition & Computation [web] [eprint] [pdf]
  12. A. Ballatore & M. Bertolotto (2015) Personalizing Maps, Communications of the ACM, 58(12), 68-74. [web] [pdf]
  13. A. Ballatore & P. Mooney (2015) Conceptualising the geographic world: The dimensions of negotiation in crowdsourced cartography, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), 29(12), 2310–2327. [web] [pdf]
  14. A. Ballatore (2015) Google chemtrails: A methodology to analyze topic representation in search engine results, First Monday, 20(7), 1–20. [web] [pdf]
  15. A. Ballatore, M. Bertolotto, & D.C. Wilson (2015) A Structural-Lexical Measure of Semantic Similarity for Geo-Knowledge Graphs, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 4(2), 471–492. [web] [eprint] [pdf]
  16. A. Ballatore & S. Natale (2015) E-Readers and the Death of the Book: or, New Media and the Myth of the Disappearing Medium, New Media & Society, 18(10), 2379-2394. [web] [pdf]
  17. A. Ballatore (2014) Defacing the Map: Cartographic Vandalism in the Digital Commons, The Cartographic Journal, 51(3), 214–224. [web] [eprint] [slides] [pdf]
  18. A. Ballatore (2014) The myth of the Digital Earth between fragmentation and wholeness, Wi: Journal of Mobile Culture, 8(2). 1–20. [web] [eprint] [pdf]
  19. A. Ballatore, M. Bertolotto, & D.C. Wilson (2014) Linking geographic vocabularies through WordNet, Annals of GIS, 20(2), 73–84. [web] [eprint] [pdf]
  20. A. Ballatore, M. Bertolotto, & D.C. Wilson (2014) An evaluative baseline for geo-semantic relatedness and similarity, GeoInformatica, 18(4), 747–767. [web] [arXiv] [pdf]
  21. S. Natale & A. Ballatore (2014) The web will kill them all: new media, digital utopia, and political struggle in the Italian 5-Star Movement, Media, Culture & Society, 36(1), 105–121. [web] [pdf]
  22. A. Ballatore, M. Bertolotto, & D.C. Wilson (2014) The semantic similarity ensemble, Journal of Spatial Information Science (JOSIS), 7, 27–44. [web] [arXiv] [pdf]
  23. M. Cataldi, A. Ballatore, I. Tiddi & M.A. Aufaure (2013) Good location, terrible food: Detecting feature sentiment in user-generated reviews, Social Network Analysis and Mining, 3(4),1149–1163. [web] [pdf]
  24. A. Ballatore, D.C. Wilson & M. Bertolotto (2013) Computing the Semantic Similarity of Geographic Terms Using Volunteered Lexical Definitions, International Journal of Geographical Information Science (IJGIS), 27(10), 2099–2118. [web] [pdf]
  25. A. Ballatore, D.C. Wilson & M. Bertolotto (2013) Geographic Knowledge Extraction and Semantic Similarity in OpenStreetMap, Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), 37(1), 61–81. [web] [data] [pdf]
  26. A. Ballatore, G. McArdle, A. Tahir & M. Bertolotto (2011) A Comparison of Open Source Geospatial Technologies for Web Mapping, International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology. 6(4), 354–374. [pdf]

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Conference proceedings

  1. A. Ballatore, S. Scheider, & B. Spierings (2019) Tracing tourism geographies with Google Trends: A Dutch case study. In: Kyriakidis, P. et al (eds.), AGILE Conference on Geographical Information Science: Geospatial technologies for local and regional development. Berlin: Springer. [web] [data] [pdf]
  2. A. Ballatore, W. McClintock, G. Goldberg, & W. Kuhn (2019) Towards a Usability Scale for Participatory GIS, In: Kyriakidis, P. et al (eds.), AGILE Conference on Geographical Information Science: Geospatial technologies for local and regional development. Berlin: Springer. [Nominated for Best Paper Award] [web] [data] [pdf]
  3. A. Ballatore (2019) A Context Frame for Interactive Maps, AGILE Conference on Geographical Information Science, Short papers [demo] [github] [pdf]
  4. A. Ballatore, S. Scheider, & R. Lemmens (2018) Patterns of consumption and connectedness in GIS Web sources, AGILE Conference on Geographical Information Science: Geospatial Technologies for All, Lund, Sweden. [biron] [web] [pdf]
  5. A. Ballatore & S. De Sabbata (2018) Charting the geographies of crowdsourced information in Greater London, AGILE Conference on Geographical Information Science: Geospatial Technologies for All, Lund, Sweden. [data] [biron] [web] [pdf]
  6. G. Bakos & A. Ballatore (2017) Estimating Population Distribution with Landsat Imagery and Volunteered Geographic Information, GISRUK 2017, pp. 1–7, Manchester, UK. [pdf]
  7. Almeida, P. D., Rocha, J. G., Ballatore, A., & Zipf, A. (2016). Where the Streets Have Known Names. In International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (pp. 1-12). Springer, pp. 1-12 [web] [pdf]
  8. B. Vahedi, W. Kuhn & A. Ballatore (2016) Question-Based Spatial Computing—A Case Study, Geospatial Data in a Changing World, AGILE 2016, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 37-50 [web] [eprint] [pdf]
  9. A. Ballatore & A. Zipf (2015) A Conceptual Quality Framework for Volunteered Geographic Information, Spatial Information Theory (COSIT), Santa Fé, NM, pp. 89–107. [web] [pdf]
  10. B. Yan, Y. Hu, B. Kuczenski, K. Janowicz, A. Ballatore, et al. (2015) An Ontology For Specifying Spatiotemporal Scopes in Life Cycle Assessment. Diversity++ Workshop, 14th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2015. pp. 1–6. [pdf]
  11. W. Kuhn & A. Ballatore (2015) Designing a Language for Spatial Computing, AGILE 2015, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Lisbon, June 2015, pp. 309–326. <Best Full Paper Award> [web] [eprint] [slides] [pdf]
  12. A. Ballatore & B. Adams (2015) Extracting Place Emotions from Travel Blogs, AGILE 2015, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Lisbon, June 2015, pp. 1–5. [pdf]
  13. A. Ballatore (2014) Exploring the geographic information universe: The role of search technologies, CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1273, Workshop on Geographic Information Observatories at GIScience, Vienna, October 2014, pp. 23–28. [ceur] [pdf]
  14. A. Ballatore, M. Bertolotto & D.C. Wilson (2013) Grounding Linked Open Data in WordNet: The Case of the OSM Semantic Network, in The 12th International Symposium on Web & Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS), Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7820, Banff, Canada, pp. 1–15. [web] [data] [pdf]
  15. A. Ballatore, D.C. Wilson & M. Bertolotto (2012) The Similarity Jury: Combining expert judgements on geographic concepts, in The Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Semantic and Conceptual Issues in GIS (SeCoGIS 2012), Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7518, Florence, Italy, pp. 231–240. [pdf]
  16. A. Ballatore, D.C. Wilson & M. Bertolotto (2012) A Holistic Semantic Similarity Measure for Viewports in Interactive Maps, in The 11th International Symposium on Web & Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS), Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7236, Naples, Italy, April 12-14, pp. 151–166. [web] [pdf]
  17. A. Ballatore & M. Bertolotto (2011) Semantically Enriching VGI in Support of Implicit Feedback Analysis, in The 10th International Symposium on Web & Wireless Geographical Information Systems (W2GIS), Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6574/2011. Kyoto, Japan, March 3-4, pp. 78–93. <Best Presentation Award> [web] [pdf]
  18. A. Tahir, G. McArdle, A. Ballatore & M. Bertolotto (2010) Collaborative Filtering - A Group Profiling Algorithm for Personalisation in a Spatial Recommender System. In Proceedings of Geoinformatik 2010. Kiel, Germany, March 17-19, pp. 44–50.
  19. G. McArdle, A. Ballatore, A. Tahir & M. Bertolotto (2010) An Open-Source Web Architecture for Adaptive Location Based Services, in The 14th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling (SDH), Vol. 38(2). Hong Kong, May 26-28, pp. 296–301.
  20. A. Ballatore, G. McArdle, C. Kelly & M. Bertolotto (2010) RecoMap: An Interactive and Adaptive Map-Based Recommender. In Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC‘10). Sierre, Switzerland, March 22-26, pp. 887–891. [web] [pdf]

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Book chapters

  1. A. Ballatore & S. Natale (2017) Fallimenti, controversie e il mito tecnologico dell’Intelligenza Artificiale, Balbi, G. and Magaudda, P. (eds.) Fallimenti digitali, Rome: Carocci. [web] [eprint]
  2. A. Ballatore (2016) Semantic Challenges for Volunteered Geographic Information, in European Handbook of Crowdsourced Information, C. Capineri, M. Haklay et al. (Eds.), London: Ubiquity Press. [web] [pdf]
  3. T. Pham, A. Ballatore, J. Yin, L. Truong-Hong & J.D. Carswell (2016) A Case Study for eCampus Spatial-Business Data Exploration, in Handbook of Research on Geospatial Science and Technologies, J. Maphanyane, R. Mapeo, M. Akinola (Eds.), IGI-Global, pp. 1-31.
  4. A. Ballatore (2016) Prolegomena for an Ontology of Place, in Advancing Geographic Information Science, H. Onsrud & W. Kuhn (Eds.), Needham, MA: GSDI Association Press, pp. 91-103. [pdf]
  5. A. Ballatore, T. Pham, J. Yin, L. Truong-Hong & J.D. Carswell (2015) Design and Development of Personal GeoServices for Universities, in Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems (IF&GIS'2015), V. Popovich et al. (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography 2015. Berlin: Springer, pp. 3–26. [web]
  6. A. Ballatore, D.C. Wilson & M. Bertolotto (2013) A Survey of Volunteered Open Geo-Knowledge Bases in the Semantic Web, in Quality Issues in the Management of Web Information, ISRL 50, Berlin: Springer, pp. 93–120. [web] [pdf]

Theses

  1. A. Ballatore (2013) Semantics and Similarity for Crowdsourced Geospatial Data, PhD thesis, University College Dublin, Ireland. [pdf]

Reports

  1. W. Kuhn, M. Hegarty, A. Ballatore, K. Doehner, A. Medrano, and D. Janelle (2016) Report on the Center for Spatial Studies. Center for Spatial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. [eprint]
  2. A. Ballatore, W. Kuhn, M. Hegarty, and E. Parsons (2014). Spatial Search: Final Report on Specialist Meeting. Center for Spatial Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. [eprint] [pdf]

Short papers and abstracts (<5 pages)

  1. A. Ballatore, A. Pang, I. Pozzana, Y. Prifti, A. Provetti (2019) Geo-referencing as a connector between user reviews and urban environment quality, International Conference on Computational Social Science IC2S2, Amsterdam [pdf]
  2. S. De Sabbata & A. Ballatore (2018) Data Census: Charting the diverse geographies of User-Generated Content, RGS-IBG, UK
  3. S. Dunn, A. Ballatore, E. Barker (2017) Location Cyprus between centre and periphery: the Island and Ancient World gazetteers, Classical Cyprus Conference, University of Graz, Austria
  4. S. Rodgers, S. Moore, A. Ballatore (2017) Ambient participation? Social media as platform spaces for commentary, debate and anxieties around urban transformation, Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographic Society, London, UK
  5. S. Battersby & A. Ballatore (2016) Map-nostics for guiding cartographic exploration, AutoCarto 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  6. K. Janowicz, T. Kauppinen, S. Schade, A. Ballatore & G. McKenzie (2015) Contextual Information: Lenses for Observing the Data Universe. Workshop on Geographic Information Observatories 2015, COSIT 2015. pp. 1–3. [pdf]
  7. E. Malherbe, M. Cataldi & A. Ballatore (2015) Bringing Order to the Job Market: Efficient Job Offer Categorization in E-Recruitment, Symposium on IR in Practice (SIRIP 2015), ACM SIGIR Conference, industry track, pp. 1–4. [pdf]
  8. A. Ballatore & W. Kuhn (2015) Thinking about Spatial Computing, COSIT Workshop on Teaching Spatial Thinking, pp. 1–4. [pdf]
  9. A. Ballatore (2014) The Search for Places as Emergent Aggregates, 2014 Specialist Meeting on Spatial Search, UC Santa Barbara [pdf]