Assessing Context for Age-Related Spanish Temporal Phrases

  • Sofia N. Galicia-Haro
  • Alexander F. Gelbukh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6206)

Abstract

This paper reports research on Spanish temporal expressions. The analyzed phrases include a common temporal expression for a period of years reinforced by an adverb of time. We found that some of those phrases are age-related expressions. We analyzed a sample obtained from the Internet to determine the local context where the age-related meaning is unmistakable. We present the results for 21 selected classes.

Keywords

temporal expressions age of persons local context 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofia N. Galicia-Haro
    • 1
  • Alexander F. Gelbukh
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de CienciasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico, D. F
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en ComputaciónInstituto Politécnico NacionalMéxico, D. F

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