Temporal footprints

In this project we investigated the extraction of temporal footprints: a period on the time-line that temporally defines a concept's existence (see the figure below). For example, the temporal footprint of people, in its physical interpretation, lies between their birth and death, whereas the temporal footprint of a business company lies between its constitution and closing (or acquisition).

Temporal footprints of common object, people and historial periods, visualised on a time graph.


This demo is using HeidelTime as temporal expression extraction system.

Lack of creativity? Here some samples: Galileo Galilei, Blaise Pascal, Anne Frank, Richard Feynman.


Source code

The source code is hosted by GitHub.

Related publications

Mining temporal footprints from Wikipedia
M. Filannino, G. Nenadic
Proceedings of the 1st AHA! Workshop on Information Discovery in Text (COLING 2014)

paper, poster, reviews, bibtex, project page, source code.