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The Love Equation: Computational Modeling of Romantic Relationships in French Classical Drama

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Abstract

We report on building a computational model of romantic relationships in a corpus of historical literary texts. We frame this task as a ranking problem in which, for a given character, we try to assign the highest rank to the character with whom (s)he is most likely to be romantically involved. As data we use a publicly available corpus of French 17th and 18th century plays (http://www.theatre-classique.fr/) which is well suited for this type of analysis because of the rich markup it provides (e.g. indications of characters speaking). We focus on distributional, so-called second-order features, which capture how speakers are contextually embedded in the texts. At a mean reciprocal rate (MRR) of 0.9 and MRR@1 of 0.81, our results are encouraging, suggesting that this approach might be successfully extended to other forms of social interactions in literature, such as antagonism or social power relations.

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@InProceedings{karsdorp_et_al:OASIcs:2015:5283,
  author =	{Folgert Karsdorp and Mike Kestemont and Christof Sch{\"o}ch and Antal van den Bosch},
  title =	{{The Love Equation: Computational Modeling of Romantic Relationships in French Classical Drama}},
  booktitle =	{6th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2015)},
  pages =	{98--107},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-93-4},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{45},
  editor =	{Mark A. Finlayson and Ben Miller and Antonio Lieto and Remi Ronfard},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/5283},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-52838},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.CMN.2015.98},
  annote =	{Keywords: French drama, social relations, neural network, representation learning}
}

Keywords: French drama, social relations, neural network, representation learning
Seminar: 6th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2015)
Issue date: 2015
Date of publication: 2015


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