Designing a Story Database for Use in Automatic Story Generation

  • Katri Oinonen
  • Mariët Theune
  • Anton Nijholt
  • Jasper Uijlings
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4161)


In this paper we propose a model for the representation of stories in a story database. The use of such a database will enable computational story generation systems to learn from previous stories and associated user feedback, in order to create believable stories with dramatic plots that invoke an emotional response from users. Some of the distinguishing characteristics of our proposal are the inclusion of what we call ‘narratological concepts’ and user feedback in the story database.


Story database story representation automatic story generation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katri Oinonen
    • 1
  • Mariët Theune
    • 1
  • Anton Nijholt
    • 1
  • Jasper Uijlings
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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