An Interactive Narrative Platform for Story Understanding Experiments (Demonstration)

Julie Porteous, Fred Charles, Cameron Smith, Marc Cavazza, Jolien Mouw, Paul van den Broek

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Abstract

Interactive Narratives are systems that use automated narrative generation techniques to create multiple story variants which can be shown to an audience, as virtual narratives, using cinematic staging techniques. The focus of previous research has included aspects such as the quality of automatically generated narratives and the way in which audiences respond to them. However in this work we have developed a mechanism for control of interactive narratives that supports their use in experiments to assess story understanding. This is implemented in our demonstration system, which features two parts: an interface that allows high-level specification of criteria for story understanding experiments; and a participant interface in which virtual narratives, conforming to the experimental design, are presented as 3D visualizations. The virtual narrative is based on a pre-existing children’s story, and features a cast of virtual characters.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2017
Event16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 8 May 201712 May 2017

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Conference16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Abbreviated titleAAMAS 2017
CountryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period8/05/1712/05/17

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Copyright © 2017 by the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS). Permissions to make digital or hard copies of portions of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that the copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that the copies bear the full citation on the first page. Copyrights for components of this work owned by others than IFAAMAS must be honoured. Abstracting with credit is permitted. To copy otherwise, to republish, to post on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific permission and/or fee. Request permission to republish from the IFAAMAS board of directors via info@ifaamas.org

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Porteous, J., Charles, F., Smith, C., Cavazza, M., Mouw, J., & van den Broek, P. (2017). An Interactive Narrative Platform for Story Understanding Experiments (Demonstration). Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Porteous, Julie ; Charles, Fred ; Smith, Cameron ; Cavazza, Marc ; Mouw, Jolien ; van den Broek, Paul. / An Interactive Narrative Platform for Story Understanding Experiments (Demonstration). Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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2017. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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