Integration of Linguistic Markup into Semantic Models of Folk Narratives: The Fairy Tale Use Case

Piroska Lendvai, Thierry Declerck, Sándor Darányi, Pablo Gervás, Raquel Hervás, Scott Malec, Federico Peinado

In: Nicoletta Calzolari , Khalid Choukri , Bente Maegaard , Joseph Mariani , Jan Odijk , Stelios Piperidis , Mike Rosner , Daniel Tapias (editor). Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation. International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2010) 7th May 19-21 Valetta Malta Pages 1996-2001 ISBN 2-9517408-6-7 European Language Resources Association (ELRA) Paris 5/2010.


Propp's influential structural analysis of fairy tales created a powerful schema for representing storylines in terms of character functions, which is directly exploitable for computational semantic analysis, and procedural generation of stories of this genre. We tackle two resources that draw on the Proppian model - one formalizes it as a semantic markup scheme and the other as an ontology -, both lacking linguistic phenomena explicitly represented in them. The need for integrating linguistic information into structured semantic resources is motivated by the emergence of suitable standards that facilitate this, as well as the benefits such joint representation would create for transdisciplinary research across Digital Humanities, Computational Linguistics, and Artificial Intelligence.


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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
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