DFKI-LT - Ontology-Based Incremental Annotation of Characters in Folktales

Thierry Declerck, Nikolina Koleva, Hans-Ulrich Krieger
Ontology-Based Incremental Annotation of Characters in Folktales
in: Kalliopi Zervanou, Antal van den Bosch, (eds.):
3 Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2012) , Pages 30-35, Avignon, France, ACL, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 209 N. Eighth Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 USA, 4/2012
We present on-going work on the automated ontology-based detection and recognition of characters in folktales, restricting ourselves for the time being to the analysis of referential nominal phrases occurring in such texts. Focus of the presently reported work was to investigate the interaction between an ontology and linguistic analysis of indefinite and indefinite nominal phrase for both the incremental annotation of characters in folktales text, including some inference based co-reference resolution, and the incremental population of the ontology. This in depth study was done at this early stage using only a very small textual base, but the demonstrated feasibility and the promising results of our smallscale experiment are encouraging us to deploy the strategy on a larger text base, covering more linguistic phenomena in a multilingual fashion.
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