Constraint Logic Programming for Resolution of Relative Time Expressions

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Abstract

Translating time expression into absolute time points or durations is a challenge for natural languages processing such as text mining and text understanding in general. We present a constraint logic language CLP(Time) tailored to text usages concerned with time and calendar. It provides a simple and flexible formalism to express relationships between different time expressions in a text, thereby giving a recipe for resolving them into absolute time. A constraint solver is developed which, as opposed to some earlier approaches, is independent of the order in which temporal information is introduced, and it can give meaningful output also when no exact reference time is available.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage, Life, Limits : 10th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2014, Budapest, Hungary, June 23-27, 2014
EditorsArnold Beckman, Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú, Klaus Meer
PublisherSpringer VS
Publication date2014
Pages93-102
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-08018-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8493
ISSN0302-9743

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Christiansen, H. (2014). Constraint Logic Programming for Resolution of Relative Time Expressions. In A. Beckman, E. Csuhaj-Varjú, & K. Meer (Eds.), Language, Life, Limits: 10th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2014, Budapest, Hungary, June 23-27, 2014 (pp. 93-102). Springer VS. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 8493 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08019-2_10
Christiansen, Henning. / Constraint Logic Programming for Resolution of Relative Time Expressions. Language, Life, Limits: 10th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2014, Budapest, Hungary, June 23-27, 2014. editor / Arnold Beckman ; Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú ; Klaus Meer. Springer VS, 2014. pp. 93-102 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8493).
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Christiansen, H 2014, Constraint Logic Programming for Resolution of Relative Time Expressions. in A Beckman, E Csuhaj-Varjú & K Meer (eds), Language, Life, Limits: 10th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2014, Budapest, Hungary, June 23-27, 2014. Springer VS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8493, pp. 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08019-2_10

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Christiansen H. Constraint Logic Programming for Resolution of Relative Time Expressions. In Beckman A, Csuhaj-Varjú E, Meer K, editors, Language, Life, Limits: 10th Conference on Computability in Europe, CiE 2014, Budapest, Hungary, June 23-27, 2014. Springer VS. 2014. p. 93-102. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8493). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08019-2_10