Automatic Detection and Classification of Social Events

  title={Automatic Detection and Classification of Social Events},
  author={Apoorv Agarwal and Owen Rambow},
In this paper we introduce the new task of social event extraction from text. We distinguish two broad types of social events depending on whether only one or both parties are aware of the social contact. We annotate part of Automatic Content Extraction (ACE) data, and perform experiments using Support Vector Machines with Kernel methods. We use a combination of structures derived from phrase structure trees and dependency trees. A characteristic of our events (which distinguishes them from ACE… CONTINUE READING
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