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Bartalesi, Valentina ; Meghini, Carlo ; Metilli, Daniele

Steps Towards a Formal Ontology of Narratives Based on Narratology

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Narrative is emerging as a notion that may enable overcoming the limitations of the discovery functionality (only ranked lists of objects) offered by information systems to their users. We present preliminary results on modelling narratives by means of formal ontology, by introducing a conceptualization of narratives and a mathematical expression of it. Our conceptualization tries to capture fundamental notions of narratives as defined in narratology, such as fabula, narration and plot. A validation of the conceptualization and of its mathematical specification is ongoing, based on the Semantic Web standards and on the CIDOC CRM ISO standard ontology.

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  author =	{Valentina Bartalesi and Carlo Meghini and Daniele Metilli},
  title =	{{Steps Towards a Formal Ontology of Narratives Based on Narratology}},
  booktitle =	{7th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2016)},
  pages =	{4:1--4:10},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-020-0},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2016},
  volume =	{53},
  editor =	{Ben Miller and Antonio Lieto and R{\'e}mi Ronfard and Stephen G. Ware and Mark A. Finlayson},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-67051},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.CMN.2016.4},
  annote =	{Keywords: Ontology, Narrative}

Keywords: Ontology, Narrative
Collection: 7th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2016)
Issue Date: 2016
Date of publication: 25.10.2016

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