"Let Your Characters Tell Their Story": A Dataset for Character-Centric Narrative Understanding

@article{Brahman2021LetYC,
  title={"Let Your Characters Tell Their Story": A Dataset for Character-Centric Narrative Understanding},
  author={Faeze Brahman and Meng Huang and Oyvind Tafjord and Chao Zhao and Mrinmaya Sachan and Snigdha Chaturvedi},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2109.05438}
}
When reading a literary piece, readers often make inferences about various characters’ roles, personalities, relationships, intents, actions, etc. While humans can readily draw upon their past experiences to build such a character-centric view of the narrative, understanding characters in narratives can be a chal-lenging task for machines. To encourage research in this field of character-centric narrative understanding, we present LiSCU – a new dataset of literary pieces and their summaries… 

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