"Going on a vacation" takes longer than "Going for a walk": A Study of Temporal Commonsense Understanding

@article{Zhou2019GoingOA,
  title={"Going on a vacation" takes longer than "Going for a walk": A Study of Temporal Commonsense Understanding},
  author={Ben Zhou and Daniel Khashabi and Qiang Ning and Dan Roth},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1909.03065}
}
Understanding time is crucial for understanding events expressed in natural language. Because people rarely say the obvious, it is often necessary to have commonsense knowledge about various temporal aspects of events, such as duration, frequency, and temporal order. However, this important problem has so far received limited attention. This paper systematically studies this temporal commonsense problem. Specifically, we define five classes of temporal commonsense, and use crowdsourcing to… CONTINUE READING

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