Counterfactual Story Reasoning and Generation

@article{Qin2019CounterfactualSR,
  title={Counterfactual Story Reasoning and Generation},
  author={Lianhui Qin and Antoine Bosselut and Ari Holtzman and Chandra Bhagavatula and Elizabeth Clark and Yejin Choi},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1909.04076}
}
Counterfactual reasoning requires predicting how alternative events, contrary to what actually happened, might have resulted in different outcomes. Despite being considered a necessary component of AI-complete systems, few resources have been developed for evaluating counterfactual reasoning in narratives. In this paper, we propose Counterfactual Story Rewriting: given an original story and an intervening counterfactual event, the task is to minimally revise the story to make it compatible… CONTINUE READING