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Eger, Markus ; Barot, Camille ; Young, R. Michael

Impulse: a Formal Characterization of Story

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We present a novel representation of narratives at the story level called Impulse. It combines a temporal representation of a story’s actions and events with a representation of the mental models of the story’s characters into a cohesive, logic-based language. We show the expressiveness of this approach by encoding a story fragment, and compare it to other formal story representations in terms of representational dimensions. We also acknowledge the computational complexity of our approach and argue that a restricted subset still provides a high degree of expressive power

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  author =	{Markus Eger and Camille Barot and R. Michael Young},
  title =	{{Impulse: a Formal Characterization of Story}},
  booktitle =	{6th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2015)},
  pages =	{45--53},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-93-4},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{45},
  editor =	{Mark A. Finlayson and Ben Miller and Antonio Lieto and Remi Ronfard},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-52800},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.CMN.2015.45},
  annote =	{Keywords: Narrative, logic, representation, mental models, time}

Keywords: Narrative, logic, representation, mental models, time
Collection: 6th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2015)
Issue Date: 2015
Date of publication: 14.08.2015

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