Automatic Attribution of Quoted Speech in Literary Narrative

  title={Automatic Attribution of Quoted Speech in Literary Narrative},
  author={David K. Elson and Kathleen McKeown},
We describe a method for identifying the speakers of quoted speech in natural-language textual stories. We have assembled a corpus of more than 3,000 quotations, whose speakers (if any) are manually identified, from a collection of 19th and 20th century literature by six authors. Using rule-based and statistical learning, our method identifies candidate characters, determines their genders, and attributes each quote to the most likely speaker. We divide the quotes into syntactic classes in… CONTINUE READING
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