Citation

Nils Reiter, Benjamin Krautter, Janis Pagel, Marcus Willand. Detecting Protagonists in German Plays around 1800 as a Classification Task. In Proceedings of the European Association for Digital Humantities (EADH), Galway, Ireland, December 2018.

BibTeX

@inproceedings{reiter2018a,
   title     = {{Detecting Protagonists in German Plays around 1800 as a Classification Task}},
   author    = {Nils Reiter and Benjamin Krautter and Janis Pagel and Marcus Willand},
   booktitle = {{Proceedings of the European Association for Digital Humantities (EADH)}},
   location  = {Galway, Ireland},
   url       = {https://elib.uni-stuttgart.de/bitstream/11682/10179/1/article.pdf},
   month     = {12},
   doi       = {10.18419/opus-10162},
   year      = {2018},
}

RIS

TY - CPAPER
TI - Detecting Protagonists in German Plays around 1800 as a Classification Task
AU - Nils Reiter
AU - Benjamin Krautter
AU - Janis Pagel
AU - Marcus Willand
PY - 2018
DO - 10.18419/opus-10162
UR - https://elib.uni-stuttgart.de/bitstream/11682/10179/1/article.pdf
CY - Galway, Ireland
J2 - Proceedings of the European Association for Digital Humantities (EADH)
ER - 

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Abstract

In this paper, we aim at identifying protagonists in plays automatically. To this end, we train a classifier using various features and investigate the importance of each feature. A challenging aspect here is that the number of spoken words for a character is a very strong baseline. We can show, however, that a) the stage presence of characters and b) topics used in their speech can help to detect protagonists even above the baseline.