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TEMP: Temporal Frame

Definition: The assertion (s TEMP t) expresses that the situation s holds within the time interval t (or, if s is an event, that it occurs within t). If the first argument is of sort o, then the second argument specifies the time interval or moment when o exists. It should be emphasized that t may be disconnected.

There are three types of TEMP usage:

 John repaired the violin and sold it.


Here every situation is connected by TEMP relation with a node which represents the time when this situation occured. These temporal nodes can further be connected by various temporal relations. A shorthand annotation of the above example is this:


Here the meaning is the same as in the first network, but the time concepts are not explicitely created. Note: We'll use this shorthand method in our annotating since it's simpler.

MultiNet (Multilayered Extended Semantic Networks) is developed and maintained
by Intelligent Information and Communication Systems Department of FernUniversität in Hagen.

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