DFKI-LT - Proppian Content Descriptors in an Augmented Annotation Schema for Fairy Tales

Thierry Declerck, Antonia Scheidel, Piroska Lendvai
Proppian Content Descriptors in an Augmented Annotation Schema for Fairy Tales
in: Caroline Sporleder, Kalliopi Zervanou (eds.):
2 Proceedings of the ECAI 2010 Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Lisbon, Portugal, IOS Press, European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence -- ECCAI, 8/2010
 
This paper describes a proposal for combining linguistic and domain specific annotation for supporting Cultural Heritage and Digital Humanities research, exemplified in the fairy tale domain. Our goal is to semi-automatically annotate fairy tales, in particular to locate and mark up fairy tale characters and the actions they are involved in, which can be subsequently queried in a corpus by both linguists and specialists in the field. The characters and actions are defined in Propp's structural analysis to folk tales, which we aim to implement in a fully fledged way, contrary to existing resources. We argue that the approach devises a means for linguistic processing of folk tale texts in order to support their automated semantic annotation in terms of narrative units and functions.
 
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