Modeling narrative conflict to generate interesting stories

Stephen G. Ware, R. Michael Young

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Abstract

From subtle political intrigue to outright physical combat, conflict is essential to interesting stories. Narratology research emphasizes that conflict provides structure and engagement, so narrative systems stand to benefit greatly from a computational model of this phenomenon. We present such a model based on AI planing, along with formulas for measuring seven essential properties: Participants, subject, duration, directness, intensity, balance, and resolution. We also sketch an algorithm which uses this model to create stories structured around a central struggle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AIIDE 2010
Pages210-215
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2010
Event6th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AIIDE 2010 - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2010Oct 13 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AIIDE 2010

Conference

Conference6th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, AIIDE 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA
Period10/11/1010/13/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts

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