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Computing News Storylines 2015 (NewsStory 2015)

Event date: 
Friday, 31 July, 2015 - 09:00
Location: 
Beijing, China (Workshop in conjunction with ACL-IJCNLP 2015)

The First Worskop on Computing News Storylines (CNewS 2015) aims at bringing together researchers and scientists working on narrative extraction and representation from news within Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence. Narratives are at the heart of information sharing. Ever since people began to share their experiences, they have connected them to form narratives. Modern day news reports still reflect this narrative structure, but they have proven difficult for automatic tools to summarise, structure, or connect to other reports. Most text processing tools focus on extracting relatively simple structures from the local lexical environment, and concentrate on the document as a unit or on even smaller units such as sentences or phrases, rather than cross-document connections especially published over longer periods of time. However, current information needs demand a move towards multidimensional and distributed representations which take into account the connections between all relevant elements involved in a “story”. The workshop aims at assessing the state-of-the-art in event extraction and linking, as well as detecting and ranking narratives according to salience. The workshop invites work on all aspects of generating narrative structures or components thereof from news.

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Organizing Committee
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Tommaso Caselli, VU University Amsterdam
Marieke van Erp, VU University Amsterdam
Anne-Lyse Minard, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Mark Finlayson, Florida International University
Ben Miller, Georgia State University
Jordi Atserias, Yahoo! Barcelona
Alexandra Balahur, European Commission's Joint Research Centre
Piek Vossen, VU University Amsterdam