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Title A Crowdsourced Database of Event Sequence Descriptions for the Acquisition of High-quality Script Knowledge
Authors Lilian D. A. Wanzare, Alessandra Zarcone, Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal
Abstract Scripts are standardized event sequences describing typical everyday activities, which play an important role in the computational modeling of cognitive abilities (in particular for natural language processing). We present a large-scale crowdsourced collection of explicit linguistic descriptions of script-specific event sequences (40 scenarios with 100 sequences each). The corpus is enriched with crowdsourced alignment annotation on a subset of the event descriptions, to be used in future work as seed data for automatic alignment of event descriptions (for example via clustering). The event descriptions to be aligned were chosen among those expected to have the strongest corrective effect on the clustering algorithm. The alignment annotation was evaluated against a gold standard of expert annotators. The resulting database of partially-aligned script-event descriptions provides a sound empirical basis for inducing high-quality script knowledge, as well as for any task involving alignment and paraphrase detection of events.
Topics Text Mining, Semantics, Textual Entailment and Paraphrasing
Full paper A Crowdsourced Database of Event Sequence Descriptions for the Acquisition of High-quality Script Knowledge
Bibtex @InProceedings{WANZARE16.913,
  author = {Lilian D. A. Wanzare and Alessandra Zarcone and Stefan Thater and Manfred Pinkal},
  title = {A Crowdsourced Database of Event Sequence Descriptions for the Acquisition of High-quality Script Knowledge},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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