Why language technology can’t handle Game of Thrones (yet)

Activity: Talk or presentationAcademic


Natural language processing (NLP) tools are commonly used in many day-to-day applications such as Siri and Google, but the effectiveness of these technologies is not thoroughly understood. I will present joint work with colleagues from the Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam in which we perform a thorough evaluation of four different name recognition tools on 40 popular novels (including A Game of Thrones). I will highlight why literary texts are so difficult for NLP tools as well as solutions for improving their performance.

Talk at Digital Humanities Advanced Research Centre seminar series
Period08 May 2019
Held atUniversity of Bologna, Italy
Degree of RecognitionInternational