DFKI-LT - Event Detection and Semantic Storytelling: Generating a Travelogue from a large Collection of Personal Letters.

Georg Rehm, Julian Moreno Schneider, Peter Bourgonje, Ankit Srivastava, Jan Nehring, Armin Berger, Luca König, Sören Räuchle, Jens Gerth
Event Detection and Semantic Storytelling: Generating a Travelogue from a large Collection of Personal Letters.
in: Tommaso Caselli, Ben Miller, Tommaso Caselli, Ben Miller, Marieke van Erp, Piek Vossen, Martha Palmer, Eduard Hovy, Teruko Mitamura (eds.):
5 Proceedings of the Events and Stories in the News Workshop, Pages 42-51, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Association for Computational Linguistics, 2017
 
We present an approach at identifying a specific class of events, movement action events (MAEs), in ca. 2,800 personal let- ters exchanged by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn and his wife, Luise. A backend system uses these and other se- mantic analysis results as input for an au- thoring environment that curators can use to produce new pieces of content. The hu- man expert will receive recommendations from the system with the goal of putting together a travelogue, i. e., a description of the trips and journeys undertaken by the couple. We describe the components and also apply the system to news data.
 
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