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May 03, 2012

Students Earn Best Paper Award at LREC Narrative Workshop

Congratulations to PhD students Rogelio Cardona-Rivera, Brad Cassell and Stephen Ware, and Dr. R. Michael Young, professor of computer science in the NC State Department of Computer Science, for winning Best Student Paper on a Cognitive Science Topic at the 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative co-located with the 2012 Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2012) to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on May 26-27, 2012.
The winning paper, titled “A Computational Model of the Event-Indexing Situation Model for Characterizing Narratives,” will appear in the working notes of the 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative.  The award comes with a cash prize, as well as a year’s membership in the Cognitive Science Society and free registration at the workshop.
About the Workshop:  Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience.  We use them to communicate, convince, explain, and entertain.  As far as we know, every society in the world has narratives, which suggests they are rooted in our psychology and serve an important cognitive function.  It is becoming increasingly clear that, to truly understand and explain human intelligence, beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand why narrative is universal and explain (or explain away) the function it serves. The aim of this workshop series is to address key, fundamental questions about narrative, using computational techniques, so to advance our understanding of cognition, culture, and society.
For more information on the Workshop, click here.


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