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Objectivity and Reproducibility of Proppian Narrative Annotations

  • A formal narrative representation is a procedure assigning a formal description to a natural language narrative. One of the goals of the computational models of narrative community is to understand this procedure better in order to automatize it. A formal framework fit for automatization should allow for objective and reproducible representations. In this paper, we present empirical work focussing on objectivity and reproducibility of the formal framework by Vladimir Propp (1928). The experiments consider Propp’s formalization of Russian fairy tales and formalizations done by test subjects in the same formal framework; the data show that some features of Propp’s system such as the assignment of the characters to the dramatis personae and some of the functions are not easy to reproduce.

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Author:Rens BodGND, Bernhard FisseniGND, Aadil Kurji, Benedikt LöweGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of The Third Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN '12)
Place of publication:İstanbul
Editor:Mark A. Finlayson
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2012
Date of Publication (online):2018/11/02
Tag:Morphology of the Folktale; Propp system; computational models of narrative
GND Keyword:Computerlinguistik; Erzählforschung; Formalisierung; Handlungsstruktur <Literatur>; Methodologie; Reproduzierbarkeit
First Page:15
Last Page:19
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Linguistics-Classification:Textlinguistik / Schriftsprache
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt