Statistical Script Learning with Multi-Argument Events (2014)
Karl Pichotta and Raymond J. Mooney
Scripts represent knowledge of stereotypical event sequences that can aid text understanding. Initial statistical methods have been developed to learn probabilistic scripts from raw text corpora; however, they utilize a very impoverished representation of events, consisting of a verb and one dependent argument. We present a script learning approach that employs events with multiple arguments. Unlike previous work, we model the interactions between multiple entities in a script. Experiments on a large corpus using the task of inferring held-out events (the "narrative cloze evaluation") demonstrate that modeling multi-argument events improves predictive accuracy.
In Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014), pp. 220--229, Gothenburg, Sweden, April 2014.

Raymond J. Mooney Faculty mooney [at] cs utexas edu