AAAI Publications, Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Using Social Relationships to Control Narrative Generation
Julie Porteous, Fred Charles, Marc Cavazza

Last modified: 2015-03-04

Abstract


Narrative generation represents an application domain for AI planning where plan quality is related to properties such as shape of plan trajectory. In our work we have developed a plan-based approach to narrative generation that uses character relationships as a key determinant in controlling plan shape (relationships are key in genres such as serial dramas and soaps). Our approach is implemented in a demonstration Interactive Narrative, called NetworkING, set in the medical drama genre. The system features a user-friendly mechanism for specifying relationships between virtual characters, via a social network and real-time visualisation of generated narratives on a 3D stage.

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