Paper: Building Event Threads out of Multiple News Articles

ACL ID D13-1098
Title Building Event Threads out of Multiple News Articles
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2013

We present an approach for building multi- document event threads from a large corpus of newswire articles. An event thread is basi- cally a succession of events belonging to the same story. It helps the reader to contextual- ize the information contained in a single arti- cle, by navigating backward or forward in the thread from this article. A specific effort is also made on the detection of reactions to a particular event. In order to build these event threads, we use a cascade of classifiers and other modules, tak- ing advantage of the redundancy of informa- tion in the newswire corpus. We also share interesting comments con- cerning our manual annotation procedure for building a training and testing set1.