Paper: What%s the Date? High Accuracy Interpretation of Weekday Names

ACL ID C08-1070
Title What%s the Date? High Accuracy Interpretation of Weekday Names
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

In this paper we present a study on the interpretation of weekday names in texts. Our algorithm for assigning a date to a weekday name achieves 95.91% accuracy on a test data set based on the ACE 2005 Training Corpus, outperforming pre- viously reported techniques run against this same data. We also provide the first detailed comparison of various approaches to the problem using this test data set, em- ploying re-implementations of key tech- niques from the literature and a range of additional heuristic-based approaches.