Modeling Naive Psychology of Characters in Simple Commonsense Stories

@inproceedings{Rashkin2018ModelingNP,
  title={Modeling Naive Psychology of Characters in Simple Commonsense Stories},
  author={Hannah Rashkin and Antoine Bosselut and Maarten Sap and Kevin Knight and Yejin Choi},
  booktitle={ACL},
  year={2018}
}
Understanding a narrative requires reading between the lines and reasoning about the unspoken but obvious implications about events and people’s mental states — a capability that is trivial for humans but remarkably hard for machines. To facilitate research addressing this challenge, we introduce a new annotation framework to explain naive psychology of story characters as fully-specified chains of mental states with respect to motivations and emotional reactions. Our work presents a new… CONTINUE READING

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