Crime Drama as a Case for Natural Language Understanding


The premise of this project is that crime drama exemplified in television programs such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is an ideal testbed for approximating real-world natural language understanding and the complex inferences associated with it.

We propose to treat crime drama as a new inference task, capitalizing on the fact that each episode poses the same basic question (i.e., who committed the crime) and naturally provides the answer when the perpetrator is revealed.

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Click here for the following paper.

    author = "L. Frermann and S. B. Cohen and M. Lapata",
    title = "Whodunnit? Crime Drama as a Case for Natural Language Understanding",
    journal = "Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics",
    year = "2017"