AAAI Publications, Ninth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference

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Integrating Formal Qualitative Analysis Techniques within a Procedural Narrative Generation System
Ben Anderson Kybartas, Clark Verbrugge

Last modified: 2013-11-13


Qualitative analysis of procedurally generated narratives remains a difficult hurdle for most narrative generation tools. Typical analysis involves the use of human studies, rating the quality of the generated narratives against a given set of criteria, a costly and time consuming process. In this paper we integrate a set of features within the ReGEN system which aim to ensure narrative correctness and quality. Correct generation is ensured by performing an analysis of the preconditions and postconditions of each narrative event. Narrative quality is ensured by using an existing set of formal metrics which relate quality to the structure of the narrative to guide narrative generation. This quantitative approach provides an objective means of guaranteeing quality within narrative generation.


Procedural Generation; Narrative Generation; Story Generation; Game Technologies; Narrative Technology

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