The third edition of Text2Story took place on April 14, along with the 42nd European Conference on Information Retrieval. Originally scheduled for Lisbon, Text2Story took place online due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and focused on the presentation of works relating to the extraction of narratives from texts. INESC TEC members Alípio Jorge and Ricardo Campos organised the event, together with Adam Jatowt (Kyoto University) and Sumit Bhatia (IBM India). Other INESC TEC researchers, namely Arian Pasquali, Brenda Santana, Conceição Rocha and João Paulo Cordeiro, also supported the workshop.
During the entire day, more than 60 participants had the opportunity to attend two keynote talks by Sebastão Miranda (Head of Development at Priberam) and Mark Finlayson (Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida, U.S.A.), dedicated to media monitoring through users’ feedback and recent advances in narrative natural language processing, respectively. The event included the presentation of 13 papers, with Vani Kanjirangat, Simone Mellace and Alessandro Antonucci winning the Best Paper Award for their work “Temporal Embeddings and Transformer Models for Narrative Text Understanding”.
All sessions had a high level of interactivity, thanks to the Q&A and the creation of informal group rooms for additional debates with the speakers.
The presentations are now available in video format on the workshop’s YouTube channel.
The INESC TEC researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with INESC TEC, UP-FCUP, IPT and UBI.