Rudinger, Rachel; Demberg, Vera; Modi, Ashutosh; Van Durme, Benjamin; Pinkal, Manfred

Learning to Predict Script Events from Domain-Specific Text

Lexical and Computational Semantics (* SEM 2015), pp. 205-210, 2015.

The automatic induction of scripts (Schank and Abelson, 1977) has been the focus of many recent works. In this paper, we employ a variety of these methods to learn Schank and Abelson’s canonical restaurant script, using a novel dataset of restaurant narratives we have compiled from a website called “Dinners from Hell.” Our models learn narrative chains, script-like structures that we evaluate with the “narrative cloze” task (Chambers and Jurafsky, 2008).