AAAI Publications, Ninth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference

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Improving Goal Recognition in Interactive Narratives with Models of Narrative Discovery Events
Alok Baikadi, Jonathan P. Rowe, Jonathan P. Rowe, Bradford W. Mott, Bradford W. Mott, James C. Lester, James C. Lester

Last modified: 2013-11-13


Computational models of goal recognition hold considerable promise for enhancing the capabilities of drama managers and director agents for interactive narratives. The problem of goal recognition, and its more general form plan recognition, has been the subject of extensive investigation in the AI community. However, there have been relatively few empirical investigations of goal recognition models in the intelligent narrative technologies community to date, and little is known about how computational models of interactive narrative can inform goal recognition. In this paper, we investigate a novel goal recognition model based on Markov Logic Networks (MLNs) that leverages narrative discovery events to enrich its representation of narrative state. An empirical evaluation shows that the enriched model outperforms a prior state-of-the-art MLN model in terms of accuracy, convergence rate, and the point of convergence.


Interactive Narrative; Narrative Representation; Goal Recognition

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