Intelligent Narrative Technologies
Papers from the 2012 AIIDE Workshop
Stephen G. Ware, Jichen Zhu, Rania Hodhod, Workshop Cochairs
Narrative is a pervasive aspect of human culture; it is one of the fundamental frameworks by which people view the world and comprehend their experiences. In recent years, there has been growing interest within the AI community to build intelligent narrative-based computational systems in a wide variety of domains. Approaches to story generation and adaptation continue to become more sophisticated as important concepts like intentionality, suspense, and conflict are incorporated into narrative models. Methods for expressing stories are also advancing, especially in the areas of emotion modeling, character dialog, and environmental effects such as lighting and sound. The rapid growth of on-line knowledge and communication has prompted new interest in the long-standing AI goal of narrative understanding. In addition, a growing body of research has emerged in narrative-based learning environments and authoring tools for narrative-based games. This workshop aims to continue staying on the forefront of intelligent computational narrative research in terms of both theory and practice.