Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Institut für Computerlinguistik

Bilder vom Neuenheimer Feld, Heidelberg und der Universität Heidelberg

Time and Space in Semantic Processing

Module Description

Course Module Abbreviation Credit Points
BA-2010 AS-FL 8 LP
Master SS-CL, SS-FAL 8 LP
Lecturer Michael Herweg
Module Type Hauptseminar
Language English
First Session 20.04.2021
Time and Place Tuesday, 09:15-10:45, Online
Commitment Period tbd.

Prerequisite for Participation

  • introduction to logic
  • formal and computational semantics


  • Regular and active participation
  • Paper presentation
  • Term paper or implementation project


The representation and processing of temporal and spatial information in texts is an important component of many applications in computational linguistics. The course will cover the following topics:

  • the linguistic means to express information about time and space;
  • their representation in computational ressources, in particular lexical databases such as FrameNet and WordNet;
  • influential approaches to the representation and processing of time and space from theoretical and computational linguistics, logic and knowledge representation, including relevant spatial and temporal ontologies and reasoning systems;
  • specialized markup standards for spatial and temporal annotation such as TimeML and SpatialML;
  • temporal and spatial information extraction systems with a particular focus on deep learning approaches in different domains of application.

The final selection of topics and focus areas will depend on the participants' specific interests and preferences.

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