Paper: FSS-TimEx for TempEval-3: Extracting Temporal Information from Text

ACL ID S13-2010
Title FSS-TimEx for TempEval-3: Extracting Temporal Information from Text
Venue Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Session
Year 2013
Authors

We describe FSS-TimEx, a module for the recognition and normalization of temporal ex- pressions we submitted to Task A and B of the TempEval-3 challenge. FSS-TimEx was developed as part of a multilingual event ex- traction system, Nexus, which runs on top of the EMM news processing engine. It consists of finite-state rule cascades, using minimalis- tic text processing stages and simple heuris- tics to model the relations between events and temporal expressions. Although FSS-TimEx is already deployed within an IE application in the medical domain, we found it useful to customize its output to the TimeML standard in order to have an independent performance measure and guide further developments.