Telling Non-linear Stories with Interval Temporal Logic
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- Thompson M., Battle S., Padget J. (2015) Telling Non-linear Stories with Interval Temporal Logic. In: Schoenau-Fog H., Bruni L., Louchart S., Baceviciute S. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9445. Springer, Cham
Authoring a consistent interactive narrative is difficult without exhaustively specifying all possible deviations from the main path of a story. When automatically generating new story paths, it is important to be able to check these paths for consistency with the narrative world. We present a method of describing the structure of a story as a Kripke structure using Interval Temporal Logic. This allows the model checking of each possible telling of the narrative for consistency with the story world, as well as the ability to construct re-usable story components at different levels of abstraction. This is the first step towards building a fully checkable framework for building story components using modal logic.