Extraction of Temporal Relation by the Creation of Historical Natural Disaster Archive
Source: Nihon University
In historical science and social science, the influence of natural disaster upon society is a matter of great interest. In recent years, some archives are made through many hands for natural disasters, however it is inefficiency and waste. So, the authors suppose a computer system to create a historical natural disaster archive. As the target of this analysis, they consider newspaper articles. The news articles are considered to be typical examples that prescribe the temporal relations of affairs for natural disaster. In order to do this analysis, they identify the occurrences in newspaper articles by some index entries, considering the affairs which are specific to natural disasters, and show the temporal relation between natural disasters.