Inès Blin

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Inès Blin is currently an assistant researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and before that she worked three years at Sony Computer Science Laboratories – Paris, hired as part of the European Project MUHAI. Since October 2021, she also started a PhD in Computer Science in collaboration with Sony Computer Science Laboratories – Paris and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, with a research topic on building narrative networks from knowledge graphs. Her topics interests include knowledge graphs, NLP and narratives. She obtained a MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge and a MSc in Computer Science at Ecole Centrale Paris.

Narratives for sense-making

Humans constantly create narratives to provide explanations for how and why something happens. Designing systems able to build such narratives would therefore contribute to building more human-centric systems, and to support uses like decision-making processes. This talk will present how we can contribute from systems that are able to build such systems. It will more particularly delve into four necessary steps to computationally build a narrative: finding a good representation, building, completing with additional information and evaluating the narratives.