Say Anything: A Massively Collaborative Open Domain Story Writing Companion
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- Swanson R., Gordon A.S. (2008) Say Anything: A Massively Collaborative Open Domain Story Writing Companion. In: Spierling U., Szilas N. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5334. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Interactive storytelling is an interesting cross-disciplinary area that has importance in research as well as entertainment. In this paper we explore a new area of interactive storytelling that blurs the line between traditional interactive fiction and collaborative writing. We present a system where the user and computer take turns in writing sentences of a fictional narrative. Sentences contributed by the computer are selected from a collection of millions of stories extracted from Internet weblogs. By leveraging the large amounts of personal narrative content available on the web, we show that even with a simple approach our system can produce compelling stories with our users.
KeywordsInteractive Storytelling Interactive Fiction Collaborative Writing Social Media Information Retrieval
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