Living Machines: A study of atypical animacy

22 May 2020Mariona Coll ArdanuyFederico NanniKaspar BeelenKasra HosseiniRuth AhnertJon LawrenceKatherine McDonoughGiorgia TolfoDaniel CS WilsonBarbara McGillivray

This paper proposes a new approach to animacy detection, the task of determining whether an entity is represented as animate in a text. In particular, this work is focused on atypical animacy and examines the scenario in which typically inanimate objects, specifically machines, are given animate attributes... (read more)

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