Paper: Temporal Inferences In Medical Texts

ACL ID P85-1002
Title Temporal Inferences In Medical Texts
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

The objectives of this paper are twofold, whereby the computer program is meant to be a particular implementation of a general natural Language [NL] proeessin~ system [NI,PSI which could be used for different domains. The first obiective is to provide a theory for processing temporal information contained in a well-struct- ured, technical text. The second obiective is to argue for a knowledge-based approach to NLP in which the parsing procedure is driven bv extra Linguistic knowledRe. The resulting computer program incorporates enough domain-specific and ~enera[ knowledge so that the parsing procedure can be driven by the knowledge base of the program, while at the same time empLoyin~ a descriptively adequate theory of syntactic processing, i.e., X-bar syntax. My parsing algorithm not only...