A Sequence Labelling Approach to Quote Attribution

  title={A Sequence Labelling Approach to Quote Attribution},
  author={Timothy O'Keefe and Silvia Pareti and James R. Curran and Irena Koprinska and Matthew Honnibal},
  booktitle={EMNLP 2012},
Quote extraction and attribution is the task of automatically extracting quotes from text and attributing each quote to its correct speaker. The present state-of-the-art system uses gold standard information from previous decisions in its features, which, when removed, results in a large drop in performance. We treat the problem as a sequence labelling task, which allows us to incorporate sequence features without using gold standard information. We present results on two new corpora and an… CONTINUE READING
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