Whodunnit? Crime Drama as a Case for Natural Language Understanding (TACL)

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This is a great example of a creative use of NLP: Frermann et al. set out to solve crime investigations using NLP techniques. They frame Whodunnit, i.e. the task of identifying the perpetrator of a crime as an inference task. They create a new dataset based on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes and train an LSTM on multi-modal data (textual, visual, and acoustic) to predict who committed the crime.

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