Paper: Event Extraction In A Plot Advice Agent

ACL ID P06-1108
Title Event Extraction In A Plot Advice Agent
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006

In this paper we present how the auto- matic extraction of events from text can be used to both classify narrative texts ac- cording to plot quality and produce advice in an interactive learning environment in- tended to help students with story writing. We focus on the story rewriting task, in which an exemplar story is read to the stu- dents and the students rewrite the story in their own words. The system automati- cally extracts events from the raw text, for- malized as a sequence of temporally or- dered predicate-arguments. These events are given to a machine-learner that pro- duces a coarse-grained rating of the story. The results of the machine-learner and the extracted events are then used to generate fine-grained advice for the students.