Paper: Applying Syntactic Semantic and Discourse Constraints in Chinese Temporal Annotation

ACL ID C10-2156
Title Applying Syntactic Semantic and Discourse Constraints in Chinese Temporal Annotation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2010
Authors

We describe a Chinese temporal annota- tion experiment that produced a sizable data set for the TempEval-2 evaluation campaign. We show that while we have achieved high inter-annotator agreement for simpler tasks such as identification of events and time expressions, temporal re- lation annotation proves to be much more challenging. We show that in order to im- prove the inter-annotator agreement it is important to strategically select the anno- tation targets, and the selection of annota- tion targets should be subject to syntactic, semantic and discourse constraints.