Aligning Script Events with Narrative Texts

Simon Ostermann, Michael Roth, Stefan Thater, Manfred Pinkal


Abstract
Script knowledge plays a central role in text understanding and is relevant for a variety of downstream tasks. In this paper, we consider two recent datasets which provide a rich and general representation of script events in terms of paraphrase sets. We introduce the task of mapping event mentions in narrative texts to such script event types, and present a model for this task that exploits rich linguistic representations as well as information on temporal ordering. The results of our experiments demonstrate that this complex task is indeed feasible.
Anthology ID:
S17-1016
Original:
S17-1016v1
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S17-1016v2
Volume:
Proceedings of the 6th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2017)
Month:
August
Year:
2017
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Vancouver, Canada
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*SEMEVAL
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SIGLEX | SIGSEM
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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128–134
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/S17-1016
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10.18653/v1/S17-1016
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