Appraisal for a Character-Based Story-World

  • Stefan Rank
  • Paolo Petta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3661)


Dramatic story-worlds, i.e.,simulations inhabited by software actors for enacting (not necessarily explicitly anticipated) dramatically interesting plots, require situated software agents with emotional competences. The operationalisation of concepts from appraisal theories of emotion can contribute to providing flexible autonomous roleplayers for character-based approaches that reduce the required external macro-level control.


Appraisal Process Emotional Competence Emotional Connection Agent Architecture Behaviour Coordination 
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    Rank, S., Petta, P.: Motivating Dramatic Interactions. In: Agents that Want and Like: Motivational and Emotional Roots of Cognition and Action, Proc. AISB 2005 Symposium, Univ. Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, April 12-15, pp. 102–107 (2005)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Rank
    • 1
  • Paolo Petta
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Austrian Research Institute for Artificial IntelligenceViennaAustria
  2. 2.Dept.of Med.Cybernetics and AI, Centre for Brain Res.Med.Univ.of ViennaViennaAustria

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