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Temporal and Spatial Content Tracking

The article "Challenges in Quality of Temporal Data - Starting with Gold Standards" authored by Rosella Gennari, Sara Tonelli and Pierpaolo Vittorini has been published on the "ACM Journal on Data and Information Quality" and is now available online.

Development of a markup language for the annotation of temporal information in texts, starting from tha adaptation of TimeML to Italian, with the aim of promoting research in Temporal Processing for Italian.

The abstract "Crowdsourcing Temporal Relations in Italian and English" by Tommaso Caselli (CLTL-VUA, Amsterdam) and Rachele Sprugnoli (DH-FBK) has been accepted at the 25th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN25).

The conference will take place at the City Campus of the University of Antwerp on February 5-6, 2015.

In the context of her PhD research, Rachele Sprugnoli has prepared a questionnaire about the notion of “event” for historians and the interest towards the use of Natural Language Processing tools to support historical investigations.

The round table "Time and Language", organized by Tommaso Caselli (VUA, Amsterdam) and Rachele Sprugnoli (DH-FBK), will be held in Genoa on Thursday October 30 as part of "Festival della Scienza".

The paper "An Analysis of Causality between Events and its Relation to Temporal Information" by Paramita Mirza and Sara Tonelli has been accepted for oral presentation at the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2014).

We are happy to announce that the first part of the Training Data for the EVENTI task is now available for download. For instructions go to https://sites.google.com/site/eventievalita2014/data-tools

In addition, also the first version of our task guidelines is online: https://sites.google.com/site/eventievalita2014/file-cabinet

Our PhD student Stefano Menini has been awarded a Google grant to attend the 4th Lisbon Machine Learning School. Competition was tough and only 14% of the applications got funded. Congratulations!

The call for interest for EVALITA 2014 tasks is open.

Academic institutions and industrial organizations interested in participating in the EVENTI task can fill in the form at the following address: http://www.evalita.it/CFI2014.html

The paper "Annotating causality in the TempEval-3 corpus" by Paramita Mirza, Rachele Sprugnoli, Sara Tonelli and Manuela Speranza has been accepted for presentation at EACL-2014 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Causality in Language, 26 April, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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