Comparing extant story classifiers: Results & new directions Conference

Eisenberg, JD, Yarlott, WVH, Finlayson, MA. (2016). Comparing extant story classifiers: Results & new directions . 53 6.1-6.10. 10.4230/OASIcs.CMN.2016.6

cited authors

  • Eisenberg, JD; Yarlott, WVH; Finlayson, MA



  • Having access to a large set of stories is a necessary first step for robust and wide-ranging computational narrative modeling; happily, language data-including stories-are increasingly available in electronic form. Unhappily, the process of automatically separating stories from other forms of written discourse is not straightforward, and has resulted in a data collection bottleneck. Therefore researchers have sought to develop reliable, robust automatic algorithms for identifying story text mixed with other non-story text. In this paper we report on the reimplementation and experimental comparison of the two approaches to this task: Gordon's unigram classifier, and Corman's semantic triplet classifier. We cross-analyze their performance on both Gordon's and Corman's corpora, and discuss similarities, differences, and gaps in the performance of these classifiers, and point the way forward to improving their approaches.

publication date

  • October 1, 2016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 6.1

end page

  • 6.10


  • 53