A gazetteer consists of a set of lists containing names of things such as cities, organizations, days of the week, etc. These lists are typically used to assist with the task of Named Entity Recognition (NER), although they may be used for any purpose. When the gazetteer is run on a document, annotations will be created for each matching string in the text.
Below is a small section from a list for units of currency:
- German mark
- German marks