Computational Approaches to Storytelling and Creativity

  • Pablo Gervas Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Keywords: Automated Storytelling, Computational Creativity


This paper deals with computational approaches to storytelling, or the production of stories by computers,
with a particular attention on the way human creativity is modelled or emulated, also in computational terms.
Features relevant to creativity and to stories are analysed, and existing systems are reviewed under the light of that analysis.
The extent to which they implement the key features proposed in recent models of computational creativity is discussed.
Limitations, avenues of future research and expected trends are outlined.

Author Biography

Pablo Gervas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Pablo Gervás works as associate professor (profesor titular de universidad) at the Departamento de Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia Artificial, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is the director of the NIL research group ( and also of the Instituto de Tecnología del Conocimiento (http:/

How to Cite
Gervas, P. (2009). Computational Approaches to Storytelling and Creativity. AI Magazine, 30(3), 49.