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Title Speaker Attribution in Cabinet Protocols
Authors Josef Ruppenhofer, Caroline Sporleder and Fabian Shirokov
Abstract Historical cabinet protocols are a useful resource which enable historians toidentify the opinions expressed by politicians on different subjects and atdifferent points of time. While cabinet protocols are often available indigitized form, so far the only method to access their information content isby keyword-based search, which often returns sub-optimal results. We present amethod for enriching German cabinet protocols with information about theoriginators of statements. This requires automatic speaker attribution. Unlikemany other approaches, our method can also deal with cases in which the speakeris not explicitly identified in the sentence itself. Such cases are very commonin our domain. To avoid costly manual annotation of training data, we design arule-based system which exploits morpho-syntactic cues. We show that such asystem obtains good results, especially with respect to recall which isparticularly important for information access.
Language Information Extraction, Information Retrieval
Topics Metadata, Digital libraries, Information Extraction, Information Retrieval
Full paper Speaker Attribution in Cabinet Protocols
Bibtex @InProceedings{RUPPENHOFER10.434,
  author = {Josef Ruppenhofer, Caroline Sporleder and Fabian Shirokov},
  title = {Speaker Attribution in Cabinet Protocols},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)},
  year = {2010},
  month = {may},
  date = {19-21},
  address = {Valletta, Malta},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair), Khalid Choukri, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Jan Odjik, Stelios Piperidis, Mike Rosner, Daniel Tapias},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {2-9517408-6-7},
  language = {english}
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