Temporal Analysis of Document Collections: Framework and Applications

  • Omar Alonso
  • Michael Gertz
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6393)


As the amount of generated information increases so rapidly in the digital world, the concept of time as a dimension along which information can be organized and explored becomes more and more important. In this paper, we present a temporal document analysis framework for document collections in support of diverse information retrieval and seeking tasks. Our analysis is not based on document creation and/or modification timestamps but on extracting time from the content itself. We also briefly sketch some scenarios and experiments for analyzing documents from a temporal perspective.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Omar Alonso
    • 1
  • Michael Gertz
    • 2
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates
    • 3
  1. 1.Microsoft Corp.Mountain ViewU.S.A.
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of HeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Yahoo! ResearchBarcelonaSpain

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