Temporal Information Extraction and Processing

K.F. Wong

Temporal information carries information about changes and time of the changes. It is regarded as an equally, if not more, important piece of information in applications like extracting and tracking information over time or planning and evaluating activities. The conventional information systems may maintain and manipulate the occurrence time of events, but they may not be able to handle users’ queries concerning how an event relates to another in time. In this project, we investigate techniques in natural language processing for extracting temporal information from a document and, based on the extracted information, develop techniques in temporal logic inference.