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Temporal and Spatial Content Tracking

Four papers have been accepted at CLiC-it 2015, the second Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (3-4 December 2015, Trento).

The short paper "Recognizing Biographical Sections in Wikipedia" authored by Alessio Palmero Aprosio and Sara Tonelli has been accepted at the 2015 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2015).

The article "State of the Art Language Technologies for Italian: The EVALITA 2014 Perspective" authored by Giuseppe Attardi, Valerio Basile, Cristina Bosco, Tommaso Caselli, Felice Dell’Orletta, Simonetta Montemagni, Viviana Patti, Maria Simi, and Rachele Sprugnoli has been published on "Intelligenza Artificiale", vol. 9, no. 1, 2015, pp. 43-61.

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

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