AAAI Publications, 2010 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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Towards a Black Box Approximation to Human Processing of Narratives Based on Heuristics over Surface Form
Carlos León, Pablo Gervás

Last modified: 2010-11-03


Computational Narrative has provided several examples of how to process narrations using semantical approaches. While many useful concepts for computational management of stories have been unveiled, a common barrier has hindered their development: semantic knowledge is still too complex to handle. In this paper, a focus shift based on narrative structure is proposed. Instead of digging deeper into the possibilities of semantic processing, analysing structural properties of stories and keeping the semantic load to a minimum can allow for a more efficient use of available narrative corpora, even without mimicking human behaviour.


computational narrative; structural processing; storytelling

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