Abstract by McKean Krieger

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Presenter's Name

McKean Krieger


Kendra Graham

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Computer Science

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Dan Ventura


Computational Narrative Generation in Modern Media


The fields of computational creativity and narratology have made vast improvements in the last several decades, leading to progressively sophisticated story-generating algorithms. Previous research has developed generative systems for older genres, such as folk tales, but there is a gap in studying more modern media, such as television shows, movies or video games. With modern rates of media consumption, the need to generate unique and creative content has accelerated, thus validating the need for such creative systems. We have created a generative system that creates storylines for episodes of a TV series. Using ideas from existing literature about narrative generation, we have developed a way to model TV episode plotlines, have created a webservice to crowdsource data collection, and have combined elements from other narrative generation algorithms to generate new storylines.