Verb Duration Discovery


It is common sense for us to know how long an action will last. However, computers don’t have this common sense. It is easy for us to understand that “I will come to you after I eat this sandwich” equals to “I will come to you after a couple of minutes”, but computers have no idea about this.

This project aims to discover the relationships between verbs and durations. So if given a verb and a situation, we can predict how long the action will last. For example, given a verb “eat”, a situation “I eat sandwich”, we can predict the action “eat” will last for a couple of minutes.


  • [insert_php] echo get_avatar( $id_or_email=’’, $size=30 ); [/insert_php] Xiang Yuanxin(Master Student)
  • [insert_php] echo get_avatar( $id_or_email=’’, $size=30 ); [/insert_php] Min-Yen Kan (Advisor and Professor)
  • [insert_php] echo get_avatar( $id_or_email=’’, $size=30 ); [/insert_php] Lei Wenqiang(Graduate Student)

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