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'The first day of summer': Parsing temporal expressions with distributed semantics

Blamey, Benjamin, Crick, Tom and Oatley, Giles 2013. 'The first day of summer': Parsing temporal expressions with distributed semantics. Presented at: AI-2013 Thirty-third SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK, 10-12 December 2013. Look Inside Get Access Find out how to access preview-only content Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXX: Incorporating Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XXI Proceedings of AI-2013, The Thirty-third SGAI International Conf. Proceedings of AI-2013:Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXX. Springer London, pp. 389-402. 10.1007/978-3-319-02621-3_29

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Detecting and understanding temporal expressions are key tasks in natural language processing (NLP), and are important for event detection and information retrieval. In the existing approaches, temporal semantics are typically represented as discrete ranges or specific dates, and the task is restricted to text that conforms to this representation. We propose an alternate paradigm: that of distributed temporal semantics - where a probability density function models relative probabilities of the various interpretations. We extend SUTime, a state-of-the-art NLP system to incorporate our approach, and build definitions of new and existing temporal expressions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: Springer London
ISBN: 9783319026206
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 03:41

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