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Show simple item record Winston, Patrick Henry 2015-09-29T19:23:44Z 2015-09-29T19:23:44Z 2015-05
dc.description.abstract A story summarizer benefits greatly from a reader model because a reader model enables the story summarizer to focus on delivering useful knowledge in minimal time with minimal effort. Such a summarizer can, in particular, eliminate disconnected story elements, deliver only story elements connected to conceptual content, focus on particular concepts of interest, such as revenge, and make use of our human tendency to see causal connection in adjacent sentences. Experiments with a summarizer, built on the Genesis story understanding system, demonstrate considerable compression of an 85-element precis of the plot of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, reducing it, for example, to the 14 elements that make it a concise summary about Pyrrhic victory. Refocusing the summarizer on regicide reduces the element count to 7, or 8% of the original. en_US
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dc.title Model-based Story Summary en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Winston, Patrick Henry. "Model-based Story Summary." 6th International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (May 2015). en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory en_US
dc.contributor.approver Winston, Patrick Henry en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Winston, Patrick Henry en_US
dc.relation.journal Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative en_US
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dspace.orderedauthors Winston, Patrick Henry en_US

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