Generating story variants with constrained video recombination

Alberto Piacenza, Fabrizio Guerrini, Nicola Adami, Riccardo Leonardi, Julie Porteous, Jonathan Teutenberg, Marc Cavazza

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We present a novel approach to the automatic generation of lmic variants within an implemented Video-Based Storytelling (VBS) system that successfully integrates video segmentation with stochastically controlled re-ordering techniques
and narrative generation via AI planning. We have introduced exibility into the video recombination process by sequencing video shots in a way that maintains local video consistency and this is combined with exploitation of shot polysemy to enable shot reuse in a range of valid semantic contexts. Results of evaluations on output narratives using a shared set of video data show consistency in terms of local video sequences and global causality with no loss of generative power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMM '11: Proceedings of the 19th ACM international conference on Multimedia
ISBN (Print)9781450306164
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2011
Event19th ACM International Conference - Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Duration: 28 Nov 20111 Dec 2011
Conference number: 19


Conference19th ACM International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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