Computational Models of Narrative: Review of a Workshop

  • Mark A. Finlayson Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Whitman Richards Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Patrick Henry Winston Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abstract

On October 8-10, 2009 an interdisciplinary group met at the Wylie Center in Beverley, Massachusetts to evaluate the state of the art in the computational modeling of narrative. Three important findings emerged: (1) current work in computational modeling is described by three different levels of representation; (2) there is a paucity of studies at the highest, most abstract level aimed at inferring the meaning or message of the narrative; and (3) there is a need to establish a standard data bank of annotated narratives, analogous to the Penn Treebank.

Author Biographies

Mark A. Finlayson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD Student
Whitman Richards, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Cognitive SciencesDepartment of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Patrick Henry Winston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
Published
2010-06-28
Section
Workshop Reports