|Title||WVALI: temporal relation identification by syntactico-semantic analysis|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Conference Name||4th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluations|
|Publisher||Association for Computational Linguistics|
|Conference Location||Prague, Czech Republic|
This paper reports on the participation of University of Wolverhampton and University of Alicante at the SemEval-2007 TempEval evaluation exercise. TempEval consisted of three tasks involving the identification of event-time and event-event temporal relations. We participated in all three tasks with TICTAC (Syntactico-Semantic Temporal Annotation Cluster), a system comprising both knowledge based and statistical techniques. Our system achieved the highest strict and relaxed scores for tasks A and B, and the highest relaxed score for task C.