Resolving relative time expressions in Dutch text with Constraint Handling Rules

Matje van de Camp, Henning Christiansen

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Abstract

It is demonstrated how Constraint Handling Rules can be applied for resolution of indirect and relative time expressions in text as part of a shallow analysis, following a specialized tagging phase. A method is currently under development, optimized for a particular corpus of historical biographies related to the development of the Dutch social movement between 1870 and 1940. It appears that CHR provides a modular language which is well-suited for tailoring a method optimized for the different linguistic constructs and the textual conventions applied in a specific corpus. We explain the principles and illustrate by sample rules. The project is currently in a phase of development and testing, and this paper focuses on the methodological issues, while a detailed evaluation is not relevant at present. Identified problems and possible extensions are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing (CSLP'12) : Proceedings
EditorsDenys Duchier, Yannick Parmentier
Place of PublicationOrléans
PublisherUniversity of Orléans
Publication date2012
Pages74-85
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventCSLP 2012 - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans, Orléans, France
Duration: 13 Sep 201214 Sep 2012
http://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/evenements/CSLP2012/

Workshop

WorkshopCSLP 2012
LocationLaboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans
CountryFrance
CityOrléans
Period13/09/201214/09/2012
OtherConstraint Solving and Language Processing
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van de Camp, M., & Christiansen, H. (2012). Resolving relative time expressions in Dutch text with Constraint Handling Rules. In D. Duchier, & Y. Parmentier (Eds.), 7th International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing (CSLP'12): Proceedings (pp. 74-85). Orléans: University of Orléans.