Current Trends in SNePS — Semantic Network Processing System

Volume 437 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 107-121


Representing fiction in SNePS

  • William J. RapaportAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Center for Cognitive Science, State University of New York at Buffalo

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This paper discusses issues in the representation of fictional entities and the representation of propositions from fiction, using SNePS. It briefly surveys four philosophical ontological theories of fiction and sketches an epistemological theory of fiction (to be implemented in SNePS) using a story operator and rules for allowing propositions to “migrate” into and out of story “spaces”.