Natual Language processing for Addresses

Does anyone know of a gem or plugin that does for street addresses
what Chronic does for dates?
And in a similar tone, does anyone know of somthing similar for names
of places and people (I'm guessing the answer is no but it doesn't
hurt to ask).

Dale

graticule/acts_as_geocodable will normalize addresses, so you may be able to get it to do what you want.

http://rubyforge.org/projects/graticule/

http://source.collectiveidea.com/public/rails/plugins/acts_as_geocodable/README

You may also be interested in the index of rails geo plugins I’ve been building at:

http://foss4r.dyndns.org/trac/wiki/ComparingRailsGeoPlugins

James.