Paper: Annotating Causality in the TempEval-3 Corpus

ACL ID W14-0702
Title Annotating Causality in the TempEval-3 Corpus
Venue Workshop on Computational Approaches to Causality in Language
Year 2014

While there is a wide consensus in the NLP community over the modeling of temporal relations between events, mainly based on Allen?s temporal logic, the question on how to annotate other types of event relations, in particular causal ones, is still open. In this work, we present some annotation guide- lines to capture causality between event pairs, partly inspired by TimeML. We then implement a rule-based algorithm to auto- matically identify explicit causal relations in the TempEval-3 corpus. Based on this annotation, we report some statistics on the behavior of causal cues in text and perform a preliminary investigation on the interac- tion between causal and temporal relations.