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Discovering Temporal Relations with TICTAC

TitleDiscovering Temporal Relations with TICTAC
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPuşcaşu, G
Conference NameInternational Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2007)
Conference LocationBorovets, Bulgaria

Temporal information plays an important role in many NLP applications. The identification of temporal relations between temporal entities (events and temporal expressions) is indispensable in obtaining the temporal interpretation of a given text. This paper presents our approach for discovering temporal relations using the temporal annotation system we have developed. This system is called TICTAC (Syntactico-Semantic Temporal Annotation Cluster) and it comprises both knowledge based and statistical techniques. It has achieved the best performance among all systems participating at the TempEval competition organised as part of SemEval-2007, competition that evaluated temporal relation identification capabilities.