AAAI Publications, Eighth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference

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Toward Autonomous Crowd-Powered Creation of Interactive Narratives
Boyang Li, Stephen Lee-Urban, Mark O. Riedl

Last modified: 2012-10-07

Abstract


Interactive narrative is a form of storytelling that adapts to actions performed by users who assume the roles of story characters. To date, interactive narratives are built by hand. In this paper, we introduce Scheherazade, an intelligent system that automatically creates an interactive narrative about any topic from crowdsourced narratives. Our system leverages the experience and creativity of humans by crowdsourcing a corpus of linear narrative examples. It then constructs an executable plot graph, which is a knowledge structure that defines the legal space of an interactive narrative, by learning the plot events, execution precedence, and event separations. We demonstrate the system can successfully construct an interactive narrative based on noisy human input.

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