Massively Multi-Lingual Event Understanding: Extraction, Visualization, and Search

Chris Jenkins, Shantanu Agarwal, Joel Barry, Steven Fincke, Elizabeth Boschee


Abstract
In this paper, we present ISI-Clear, a state-of-the-art, cross-lingual, zero-shot event extraction system and accompanying user interface for event visualization & search. Using only English training data, ISI-Clear makes global events available on-demand, processing user-supplied text in 100 languages ranging from Afrikaans to Yiddish. We provide multiple event-centric views of extracted events, including both a graphical representation and a document-level summary. We also integrate existing cross-lingual search algorithms with event extraction capabilities to provide cross-lingual event-centric search, allowing English-speaking users to search over events automatically extracted from a corpus of non-English documents, using either English natural language queries (e.g. “cholera outbreaks in Iran”) or structured queries (e.g. find all events of type Disease-Outbreak with agent “cholera” and location “Iran”).
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2023.acl-demo.23
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Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 3: System Demonstrations)
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July
Year:
2023
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Toronto, Canada
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Danushka Bollegala, Ruihong Huang, Alan Ritter
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ACL
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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247–256
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https://aclanthology.org/2023.acl-demo.23
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2023.acl-demo.23
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Chris Jenkins, Shantanu Agarwal, Joel Barry, Steven Fincke, and Elizabeth Boschee. 2023. Massively Multi-Lingual Event Understanding: Extraction, Visualization, and Search. In Proceedings of the 61st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 3: System Demonstrations), pages 247–256, Toronto, Canada. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Massively Multi-Lingual Event Understanding: Extraction, Visualization, and Search (Jenkins et al., ACL 2023)
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