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Maintaining knowledge about temporal intervals
An interval-based temporal logic is introduced, together with a computationally effective reasoning algorithm based on constraint propagation. This system is notable in offering a delicate balance
A Corpus and Cloze Evaluation for Deeper Understanding of Commonsense Stories
TLDR
A new framework for evaluating story understanding and script learning: the `Story Cloze Test’, which requires a system to choose the correct ending to a four-sentence story, and a new corpus of 50k five- Sentence commonsense stories, ROCStories, to enable this evaluation.
SemEval-2013 Task 1: TempEval-3: Evaluating Time Expressions, Events, and Temporal Relations
TLDR
The participants’ approaches, results, and the observations from the results, which may guide future research in this area are described.
An Interval-Based Representation of Temporal Knowledge
TLDR
This paper describes a method for maintaining the relationships between temporal intervals in a hierarchical manner using constraint propagation techniques, and allows one to represent intervals that may extend indefinitely into the past/future.
Coding Dialogs with the DAMSL Annotation Scheme
TLDR
The slight revisions to DAMSL discussed here should increase accuracy on the next set of tests and produce a reliable, exible, and comprehensive utterance annotation scheme.
Natural language understanding
  • James F. Allen
  • Computer Science
    Bejnamin/Cummings series in computer science
  • 1987
TLDR
The text features a new chapter on statistically-based methods using large corpora and an appendix on speech recognition and spoken language understanding and information on semantics that was covered in the first edition has been largely expanded in this edition.
Generalized Plan Recognition
TLDR
A new theory of plan recognition that is significantly more powerful than previous approaches and employs circumscription to transform a first-order theory of action into an action taxonomy, which can be used to logically deduce the complex action(s) an agent is performing.
A Corpus and Evaluation Framework for Deeper Understanding of Commonsense Stories
TLDR
A new framework for evaluating story understanding and script learning: the 'Story Cloze Test', which requires a system to choose the correct ending to a four-sentence story, and a new corpus of ~50k five- Sentence commonsense stories, ROCStories, to enable this evaluation.
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