Paper: A Tool for Deep Semantic Encoding of Narrative Texts

ACL ID P09-4003
Title A Tool for Deep Semantic Encoding of Narrative Texts
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2009
Authors

We have developed a novel, publicly avail- able annotation tool for the semantic en- coding of texts, especially those in the narrative domain. Users can create for- malpropositionstorepresentspansoftext, as well as temporal relations and other aspects of narrative. A built-in natural- language generation component regener- ates text from the formal structures, which eases the annotation process. We have run collection experiments with the tool and shown that non-experts can easily cre- ate semantic encodings of short fables. We present this tool as a stand-alone, re- usable resource for research in semantics in which formal encoding of text, espe- cially in a narrative form, is required.