Paper: An Empirical Approach To Temporal Reference Resolution

ACL ID W97-0320
Title An Empirical Approach To Temporal Reference Resolution
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

This paper presents the results of an em- pirical investigation of temporal reference resolution in scheduling dialogs. The algo- rithm adopted is primarily a linear-recency based approach that does not include a model of global focus. A fully automatic system has been developed and evaluated on unseen test data with good results. This paper presents the results of an intercoder reliability study, a model of temporal refer- ence resolution that supports linear recency and has very good coverage, the results of the system evaluated on unseen test data, and a detailed analysis of the dialogs as- sessing the viability of the approach.