It is my pleasure to announce the release of the first version of a new temporally annotated corpus, the French TimeBank. The corpus consists of a set of 109 journalistic articles from 7 different sub-genres annotated according to the ISO-TimeML standard, adapted for the French language. Eventualities (events and states) and temporal expressions (dates, durations, frequencies, quantified intervals) are marked up with in-line annotation. The temporal relations that hold among these entities are also annotated, as are the aspectual and modal subordination relations between eventualities. The corpus is available under the Lesser General Public Licence for Linguistic Resources (LGPL-LR) and is downloadable from the INRIA forge at following address : https://gforge.inria.fr/projects/fr-timebank/. Additional information can also be found at http://www.linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~abittar/french-timebank/.
Best, André Bittar