Automatic classification of folk narrative genres

Dong Nguyen, Dolf Trieschnigg, Theo Meder, Mariët Theune

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Abstract

Folk narratives are a valuable resource for humanities and social science researchers. This paper focuses on automatically recognizing folk narrative genres, such as urban legends, fairy tales, jokes and riddles. We explore the effectiveness of lexical, structural, stylistic and domain specific features. We find that it is possible to obtain a good performance using only shallow features. As dataset for our experiments we used the Dutch Folktale database, containing narratives from the 16th century until now.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th Conference on Natural Language Processing, KONVENS 2012, Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Vienna, Austria, September 19-21, 2012
Pages378-382
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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