The Effect of Different Writing Tasks on Linguistic Style: A Case Study of the ROC Story Cloze Task

@inproceedings{Schwartz2017TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Different Writing Tasks on Linguistic Style: A Case Study of the ROC Story Cloze Task},
  author={Roy Schwartz and Maarten Sap and Ioannis Konstas and Leila Zilles and Yejin Choi and Noah A. Smith},
  booktitle={CoNLL},
  year={2017}
}
A writer's style depends not just on personal traits but also on her intent and mental state. In this paper, we show how variants of the same writing task can lead to measurable differences in writing style. We present a case study based on the story cloze task (Mostafazadeh et al., 2016a), where annotators were assigned similar writing tasks with different constraints: (1) writing an entire story, (2) adding a story ending for a given story context, and (3) adding an incoherent ending to a… CONTINUE READING

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