Event2Mind: Commonsense Inference on Events, Intents, and Reactions

  title={Event2Mind: Commonsense Inference on Events, Intents, and Reactions},
  author={Hannah Rashkin and Maarten Sap and Emily Allaway and Noah A. Smith and Yejin Choi},
We investigate a new commonsense inference task: given an event described in a short free-form text (“X drinks coffee in the morning”), a system reasons about the likely intents (“X wants to stay awake”) and reactions (“X feels alert”) of the event’s participants. To support this study, we construct a new crowdsourced corpus of 25,000 event phrases covering a diverse range of everyday events and situations. We report baseline performance on this task, demonstrating that neural encoder-decoder… CONTINUE READING


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