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Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock: twist-centred story generation by transformation

Platts, J.; Blandford, A.; Huyck, C.; (2002) Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock: twist-centred story generation by transformation. In: Cardoso, A. and Wiggins, G.A., (eds.) Proceedings of the 4th symposium on AI and Creativity in Arts and Science: Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour 2002. (pp. pp. 89-98). The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour: Brighton, UK.

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Abstract

A mechanism whereby a human storyteller may compose a twist-centred story, that is, a story posssessing a surprising ending that obliges the addressee (audience or reader) to reappraise their understanding of what has preceded it, is proposed. The mechanism involves the generation of an overt story, its conversion into a concealed story, and the building of a twist phase whose function is to destroy the credibility of the overt story and reveal the concealed story. A piece of software, TWISTER, which models this process, is described. Examples of its operation are given.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock: twist-centred story generation by transformation
Publisher version:http://www.aisb.org.uk/publications/proceedings.shtml
Language:English
Additional information:This paper is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/).
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > UCL Interaction Centre

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