Paper: Annotating And Measuring Temporal Relations In Texts

ACL ID C04-1008
Title Annotating And Measuring Temporal Relations In Texts
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

This paper focuses on the automated processing of temporal information in written texts, more specifically on relations between events intro- duced by verbs in finite clauses. While this problem has been largely studied from a the- oretical point of view, it has very rarely been applied to real texts, if ever, with quantified re- sults. The methodology required is still to be defined, even though there have been proposals in the strictly human annotation case. We pro- pose here both a procedure to achieve this task and a way of measuring the results. We have been testing the feasibility of this on newswire articles, with promising results. 1 Annotating temporal information This paper focuses on the automated annotation of temporal information in texts, more specifically re- lations between...