Automatic Extraction of Social Networks from Literary Text: A Case Study on Alice in Wonderland

Apoorv Agarwal, Anup Kotalwar, Owen Rambow
2013 International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing  
In this paper we present results for two tasks: social event detection and social network extraction from a literary text, Alice in Wonderland. For the first task, our system trained on a news corpus using tree kernels and support vector machines beats the baseline systems by a statistically significant margin. Using this system we extract a social network from Alice in Wonderland. We show that while we achieve an F-measure of about 61% on social event detection, our extracted unweighted
more » ... is not statistically distinguishable from the un-weighted gold network according to popularly used network measures.
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