The automatic generation of narratives


Theune, M. and Slabbers, N. and Hielkema, F. (2007) The automatic generation of narratives. In: Proceedings of the 17th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN17), 12 Jan. 2007, Leuven, Belgium (pp. pp. 131-146).

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Abstract:We present the Narrator, a Natural Language Generation component used in a digital storytelling system. The system takes as input a formal representation of a story plot, in the form of a causal network relating the actions of the characters to their motives and their consequences. Based on this input, the Narrator generates a narrative in Dutch, by carrying out tasks such as constructing a Document Plan, performing aggregation and ellipsis and the generation of appropriate referring expressions. We describe how these tasks are performed and illustrate the process with examples, showing how this results in the generation
of coherent and well-formed narrative texts.
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