Storytelling Variants: The Case of Little Red Riding Hood

  • Edirlei Soares de Lima
  • Antonio L. Furtado
  • Bruno Feijó
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9353)


A small number of variants of a widely disseminated folktale is surveyed, and then analyzed in an attempt to determine how such variants can emerge while staying within the conventions of the genre. The study follows the classification of types and motifs contained in the Index of Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson. The paper’s main contribution is the characterization of four kinds of type interactions in terms of semiotic relations. Our objective is to provide the conceptual basis for the development of semi-automatic methods to help users compose their own narrative plots.


Folktales Variants Types and Motifs Semiotic Relations Digital Storytelling Plan Recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edirlei Soares de Lima
    • 1
  • Antonio L. Furtado
    • 1
  • Bruno Feijó
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsPontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO)Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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