Paper: Identification of Speakers in Novels

ACL ID P13-1129
Title Identification of Speakers in Novels
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2013

Speaker identification is the task of at- tributing utterances to characters in a lit- erary narrative. It is challenging to auto- mate because the speakers of the majority of utterances are not explicitly identified in novels. In this paper, we present a super- vised machine learning approach for the task that incorporates several novel fea- tures. The experimental results show that our method is more accurate and general than previous approaches to the problem.