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.
|Title of host publication||7th International Workshop on Constraint Solving and Language Processing (CSLP'12) : Proceedings|
|Editors||Denys Duchier, Yannick Parmentier|
|Place of Publication||Orléans|
|Publisher||University of Orléans|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||CSLP 2012 - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans, Orléans, France|
Duration: 13 Sep 2012 → 14 Sep 2012
|Location||Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans|
|Period||13/09/2012 → 14/09/2012|
|Other||Constraint Solving and Language Processing|
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.