TimeML and Turkish temporal logic

Seker Ş. E., DİRİ B.

2010 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2010, Las Vegas, NV, United States Of America, 12 - 15 July 2010, vol.2, pp.881-887 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • City: Las Vegas, NV
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.881-887
  • Keywords: Aliens interval logic, Event ordering, NLP, Reichenbach temporal logic, TimeML
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Turkish is one of the widely used and relatively difficult natural language for machine processing. One of the challenges in Turkish is the temporal logic and processing the time of events. For the Latin family natural languages, there are quite successful solutions like TimeML which is built on the Reichenbach tense analysis and Allen's temporal logic. Unfortunately, there is no previous work on Turkish languages up until now. This paper covers the basic temporal models of Reichenbach and Allen and then proceeds to the improvement of these models to cover temporal logic behind Turkish natural language. In order to test the success of this study, we have also created a corpus from child stories and tested the success of new implementation.