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Title Annotating High-Level Structures of Short Stories and Personal Anecdotes
Authors Boyang Li, Beth Cardier, Tong Wang and Florian Metze
Abstract Stories are a vital form of communication in human culture; they are employed daily to persuade, to elicit sympathy, or to convey a message. Computational understanding of human narratives, especially high-level narrative structures, remain limited to date. Multiple literary theories for narrative structures exist, but operationalization of the theories has remained a challenge. We developed an annotation scheme by consolidating and extending existing narratological theories, including Labov and Waletsky’s (1967) functional categorization scheme and Freytag’s (1863) pyramid of dramatic tension, and present 360 annotated short stories collected from online sources. In the future, this research will support an approach that enables systems to intelligently sustain complex communications with humans.
Topics Other, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Semantics
Full paper Annotating High-Level Structures of Short Stories and Personal Anecdotes
Bibtex @InProceedings{LI18.209,
  author = {Boyang Li and Beth Cardier and Tong Wang and Florian Metze},
  title = "{Annotating High-Level Structures of Short Stories and Personal Anecdotes}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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