Lotfi Abouda


Temporal@ODIL project: Adapting ISO-TimeML to syntactic treebanks for the temporal annotation of spoken speech
Jean-Yves Antoine | Jakub Wasczuk | Anaïs Lefeuvre-Haftermeyer | Lotfi Abouda | Emmanuel Schang | Agata Savary
Proceedings of the 13th Joint ISO-ACL Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-13)


Covering various Needs in Temporal Annotation: a Proposal of Extension of ISO TimeML that Preserves Upward Compatibility
Anaïs Lefeuvre-Halftermeyer | Jean-Yves Antoine | Alain Couillault | Emmanuel Schang | Lotfi Abouda | Agata Savary | Denis Maurel | Iris Eshkol | Delphine Battistelli
Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'16)

This paper reports a critical analysis of the ISO TimeML standard, in the light of several experiences of temporal annotation that were conducted on spoken French. It shows that the norm suffers from weaknesses that should be corrected to fit a larger variety of needs inNLP and in corpus linguistics. We present our proposition of some improvements of the norm before it will be revised by the ISO Committee in 2017. These modifications concern mainly (1) Enrichments of well identified features of the norm: temporal function of TIMEX time expressions, additional types for TLINK temporal relations; (2) Deeper modifications concerning the units or features annotated: clarification between time and tense for EVENT units, coherence of representation between temporal signals (the SIGNAL unit) and TIMEX modifiers (the MOD feature); (3) A recommendation to perform temporal annotation on top of a syntactic (rather than lexical) layer (temporal annotation on a treebank).


Tense and Time Annotations : a Contribution to TimeML Improvement (Annotation de la temporalité en corpus : contribution à l’amélioration de la norme TimeML) [in French]
Anaïs Lefeuvre | Jean-Yves Antoine | Agata Savary | Emmanuel Schang | Lotfi Abouda | Denis Maurel | Iris Eshkol
Proceedings of TALN 2014 (Volume 2: Short Papers)