Annotation of Events and Temporal Expressions in French Texts

André Bittar 1, *
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1 ALPAGE - Analyse Linguistique Profonde à Grande Echelle ; Large-scale deep linguistic processing
Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, UPD7 - Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
Abstract : An important part of natural language text comprehension is the understanding of temporal information. TimeML is a specification language designed for the markup of temporal information in natural language texts, with an original focus on the processing of English texts. This article details a pipeline of automatic annotation modules developed for the annotation of temporal information in French texts. We present the results of a preliminary evaluation which yields results comparable to existing systems for English and French. The development of these modules is part of a broader project for the creation of a set of resources for the temporal annotation of French texts according to the TimeML standard.
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André Bittar. Annotation of Events and Temporal Expressions in French Texts. Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands 19, Jan 2009, Groningen, Netherlands. ⟨inria-00522315⟩

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