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A Computational Model of an Intelligent Narrator for Interactive Narratives

ContributorsSzilas, Nicolas
Published inApplied artificial intelligence, vol. 21, no. 8, p. 753-801
Publication date2007
Abstract

One goal of interactive narrative and drama is to create an experience while utilizing the computer where the user is one main character in the story. This goal raises a set of practical and theoretical challenges to artificial intelligence. In particular, an intelligent narrator has to dynamically maintain a satisfactory storyline and adapt to the user intervention. After reviewing the existing approaches to interactive drama, an original model is described, based on several theories on narrative. This model is based on a rule-based component for the generation of meaningful narrative actions and on a model of the user for the ranking of these actions and the action selection. A simple but authorable text generation system is also described, for the display of the actions on the computer. The system is implemented on a real-size scenario and experimental results are discussed. We conclude by discussing the possibility of a wider application of our approach within the field of AI.

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SZILAS, Nicolas. A Computational Model of an Intelligent Narrator for Interactive Narratives. In: Applied artificial intelligence, 2007, vol. 21, n° 8, p. 753–801. doi: 10.1080/08839510701526574
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