Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

BiPOCL: A Discourse-Driven Story Planner for Procedural Narrative Generation (Extended Abstract) / 4042
David R. Winer

Typical narrative generation systems adopt a story-then-discourse pipeline approach in which fabula (i.e. story) is procedurally generated and provided as input for generating discourse and narration (e.g. text or animation). However, stories produced independently from a communicative plan are not guaranteed to have properties which are readily tellable or worth telling. This extended abstract describes an approach to narrative planning in which constraints for a story are discovered as part of the search for compatible story and discourse solutions.