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Analyzing and Summarizing Movies using Turning Points

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  • UserFrank Keller (University of Edinburgh)
  • ClockFriday 19 November 2021, 12:00-13:00
  • HouseVirtual (Zoom).

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According to screenwriting theory, turning points (e.g., change of plans, major setback, climax) are crucial narrative moments in a movie: They define the plot structure, determine its progression and segment the movie into thematic units. We propose the task of turning point identification a means of analyzing the narrative structure of a movie; turning points and the segmentation they provide facilitate the processing long, complex narratives. We introduce a dataset of movie synopses annotated with turning points, and show how neural networks can be trained to identify turning points automatically. We then use this the basis for graph-based neural models which perform movie summarization and trailer generation automatically.

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