Designing a Socially Open Narrative Generation System

Designing a Socially Open Narrative Generation System

Taisuke Akimoto (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan) and Takashi Ogata (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0432-0.ch003


The authors propose the design of a Socially Open Narrative Generation System (SONGS) that co-creates a collection of diverse narratives from a narrative generation program and people. This is a challenge of the social application of narrative generation technology used for vitalizing the social activity of producing and sharing narratives. The key idea is to connect and unify individual narrative productions by many agents, including a computer program and many humans, via a collection of narratives produced and accumulated by these agents. At the same time, SONGS is the practice of a computational approach to narratology as a model for the social process of narrative production. This chapter describes the key concepts and mechanism design of SONGS with several experimental programs.
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This section takes two perspectives for providing background information. The first subsection reviews the history of the studies on narrative generation systems. For further information in this area, refer to the “Introduction” chapter of this book by Ogata or other surveys, such as Gervás (2009). The second subsection discusses the significance of narrative and narrativity for artificial intelligence (AI) and informatics.

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