Minding the Source: Automatic Tagging of Reported Speech in Newspaper Articles


Abstract

Reported speech in the form of direct and indirect reported speech is an important indicator of evidentiality in traditional newspaper texts, but also increasingly in the new media that rely heavily on citation and quotation of previous postings, as for instance in blogs or newsgroups. This paper details the basic processing steps for reported speech analysis and reports on performance of an implementation in form of a GATE resource.

Reference

Ralf Krestel, Sabine Bergler, and René Witte. Minding the Source: Automatic Tagging of Reported Speech in Newspaper Articles. Proceedings of the Sixth International Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2008), May 28-30, 2008, Marrakech, Morocco.

Bibtex entry (also for download):

@InProceedings{KrBeWi08,
  author = {Ralf Krestel and Sabine Bergler and Ren\'{e} Witte},
  title = {{Minding the Source: Automatic Tagging of 
            Reported Speech in Newspaper Articles}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Sixth International Language 
               Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2008)},
  editor = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Marrakech, Morocco},
  month = {May 28--30},
  year = {2008},
}	

Software

Our Reported Speech Tagging Components are freely available under an open source license.

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