Celebrities and Famous People, and their Properties

Context This dataset is based on the work presented in the following publication, please cite it if you use the data in an academic publication:

Alnajjar, K., Hämäläinen, M., Chen, H., & Toivonen, H. (2017). Expanding and Weighting Stereotypical Properties of Human Characters for Linguistic Creativity. In A. Goel, A. Jordanous, & A. Pease (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC'17) (pp. 25-32). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology .

Content The file contains a list of famous characters (such as Abraham Lincoln) and human categories (such as Activist) and a set of adjectival properties that are typically used to describe them. The adjectival properties have a weight indicating how descriptive they are of a given famous character.

Acknowledgements The data is a result of automatic expansion of the NOC list [1] data with Thesaurus Rex [2].

[1] Veale, T. (2016). Round Up The Usual Suspects: Knowledge-Based Metaphor Generation. In Proceedings of the Meta4NLP Workshop on Metaphor at NAACL-2016, the annual meeting of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics. San Diego, California.

[2] Veale, T. and Hao, Y. (2008). Enriching WordNet with Folk Knowledge and Stereotypes. In Proceedings of GWC 2008, the 4th Global WordNet Conference. Szeged, Hungary.

DOI https://doi.org/10.23728/b2share.ed354ae9229348dcbf8ec6f26066bf79
PID http://hdl.handle.net/11304/273da8da-611c-4130-b41f-3397263f0a68
Source https://b2share.eudat.eu/api/records/ed354ae9229348dcbf8ec6f26066bf79
Metadata Access https://b2share.eudat.eu/api/oai2d?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:b2share.eudat.eu:b2rec/ed354ae9229348dcbf8ec6f26066bf79
Creator Alnajjar, Khalid; Hämäläinen, Mika; Chen, Hanyang; Toivonen, Hannu
Publisher CLARIN
Publication Year 2020
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess; CC BY 4.0
OpenAccess true
Discipline Linguistics