Paper: Playing The Telephone Game: Determining The Hierarchical Structure Of Perspective And Speech Expressions

ACL ID C04-1018
Title Playing The Telephone Game: Determining The Hierarchical Structure Of Perspective And Speech Expressions
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

News articles report on facts, events, and opin- ions with the intent of conveying the truth. However, the facts, events, and opinions appear- ing in the text are often known only second- or third-hand, and as any child who has played “telephone” knows, this relaying of facts often garbles the original message. Properly under- standing the information filtering structures that govern the interpretation of these facts, then, is critical to appropriately analyzing them. In this work, we present a learning approach that cor- rectly determines the hierarchical structure of information filtering expressions 78.30% of the time.