The classification resources corresponding to the
geotax taxonomy classify texts according to the names of the countries mentioned directly or indirectly. An example of indirect mention is the name of a city or that of a geographinal feature. For example:
- England → direct mention
- London → city, indirect mention of England
- Thames → river, indirect mention of England
Use the self-documentation resources to get a list of the recognized countries.
In the case of the US and UK, both the state/country and the federation/kingdom are returned. For example, in the case of this text:
Chicago is the birthplace of many celebrities such as Walt Disney.
Both Illinois and United States of America are returned.