[Corpora-List] Temporal expression definition

Michele Filannino michele.filannino at cs.manchester.ac.uk
Tue Mar 18 15:49:23 CET 2014


Thanks, this is very interesting!

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 1:31 PM, John F Sowa <sowa at bestweb.net> wrote:


> On 3/11/2014 2:54 PM, Michele Filannino wrote:
>
>> a temporal expression is defined in...
>>
>
> Thanks for that list of useful references. I'd like to add
> the 60-page "Catalog of Temporal Theories" by Pat Hayes:
> http://www.ihmc.us/users/phayes/docs/timeCatalog.pdf
>
> At the end of that catalog, Pat includes a very important disclaimer:
>
>> There is almost no end to the temporal structures that could be defined
>> and that might be useful. For example, this document has not considered
>> intermittent intervals, or developed the idea of branching-time clocks,
>> or transitivity tables for relativistic time. However, these ideas are
>> clearly capable of considerable expressive power, and I hope that the
>> careful comparative development might be of some utility to future
>> temporal formalizers.
>>
>
> In short, don't expect, imagine, or hope that any particular formulation
> is, will be, or can be the final definitive word on time.
>
> John
>
>
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