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Processing of Beliefs extracted from Reported Speech in Newspaper Articles

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TitleProcessing of Beliefs extracted from Reported Speech in Newspaper Articles
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
Refereed DesignationRefereed
AuthorsKrestel, R., and S. Bergler
Conference NameInternational Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2007)
Date PublishedSeptember 27–29
Conference LocationBorovets, Bulgaria

The growing number of publicly available information sources makes it impossible for individuals to keep track of all the various opinions on one topic. The goal of our artificial believer system presented in this paper is to extract and analyze statements of opinion from newspaper articles.

Beliefs are modeled using a fuzzy-theoretic approach applied after NLP-based information extraction. A fuzzy believer models a human agent, deciding what statements to believe or reject based on different, configurable strategies.


Copyright © 2007 Ralf Krestel, René Witte, and Sabine Bergler

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