Multi-view Story Characterization from Movie Plot Synopses and Reviews

Sudipta Kar, Gustavo Aguilar, Mirella Lapata, Thamar Solorio


Abstract
This paper considers the problem of characterizing stories by inferring properties such as theme and style using written synopses and reviews of movies. We experiment with a multi-label dataset of movie synopses and a tagset representing various attributes of stories (e.g., genre, type of events). Our proposed multi-view model encodes the synopses and reviews using hierarchical attention and shows improvement over methods that only use synopses. Finally, we demonstrate how we can take advantage of such a model to extract a complementary set of story-attributes from reviews without direct supervision. We have made our dataset and source code publicly available at https://ritual.uh.edu/multiview-tag-2020.
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2020.emnlp-main.454
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Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
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November
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2020
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Online
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EMNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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5629–5646
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/2020.emnlp-main.454
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10.18653/v1/2020.emnlp-main.454
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