Threading Facts into a Collective Narrative World

  • Silvia Likavec
  • Ilaria Lombardi
  • Alberto Nantiat
  • Claudia Picardi
  • Daniele Theseider Dupré
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6432)


The paper presents a framework that allows the collection of multiple story fragments from several sources and/or authors, in the context of social networks, where story fragments tell facts about items that are ontologically modeled in the system. The framework provides tools for threading facts together into stories; by doing so, it shapes a new narratological model, that mixes emergent narrative and authored approaches, and that can be defined as ”collective”.


Natural Language Digital Medium Domain Ontology Social Networking Service Digital Storytelling 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Aristotle. Poetics. First and second book. Umberto of Alessandria, editorGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Blas, N.D., Garzotto, F., Paolini, P., Sabiescu, A.: Digital storytelling as a whole-class learning activity: Lessons from a three-years project. In: Iurgel, et al. [8], pp. 14–25Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Byrne, D., Jones, G.J.F.: Exploring narrative presentation for large multimodal lifelog collections through card sorting. In: Iurgel, et al. [8], pp. 92–97Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Cavazza, M., Pizzi, D.: Narratology for interactive storytelling: A critical introduction. In: Göbel, et al. [7], pp. 72–83Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Crawford, C.: Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling. New Riders Games (2004)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Dade-Robertson, M.: Visual scenario representation in the context of a tool for interactive storytelling. In: Cavazza, M., Donikian, S. (eds.) ICVS-VirtStory 2007. LNCS, vol. 4871, pp. 3–12. Springer, Heidelberg (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Göbel, S., Malkewitz, R., Iurgel, I. (eds.): TIDSE 2006. LNCS, vol. 4326. Springer, Heidelberg (2006)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Iurgel, I.A., Zagalo, N., Petta, P. (eds.): ICIDS 2009. LNCS, vol. 5915. Springer, Heidelberg (2009)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Koenitz, H., Haahr, M., Ferri, G., Sezen, T.I.: Do we Need a new Narratology for Interactive Digital Storytelling?. In: Iurgel et al. [8], pp. 354–355Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Leacock, C., Chodorow, M.: Combining local context and WordNet similarity for word sense identification. In: Fellbaum, C. (ed.) pp. 305–332. MIT Press, CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Lodge, D.: Small World: An Academic Romance. Penguin (1984)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Louchart, S., Aylett, R.: Emergent narrative, requirements and high-level architecture. In: Vouros, G.A., Panayiotopoulos, T. (eds.) SETN 2004. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 3025, pp. 298–308. Springer, Heidelberg (2004)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Nack, F.: The world is my oyster - mobility as a challenge for interactive storytelling. In: Iurgel et al. [8], pp. 6–7Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Rada, R., Mili, H., Bicknell, E., Blettner, M.: Development and application of a metric on semantic nets. IEEE Transactions on Systems Management and Cybernetics 19(1), 17–30 (1989)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Resnik, P.: Semantic similarity in a taxonomy: An information-based measure and its application to problems of ambiguity in natural language. Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research 11, 95–130 (1998)zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Ryan, M.-L.: Will new media produce new narrative? In: Ryan, M.-L. (ed.) Narrative Across Media: the Language of Storytelling, pp. 337–359. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln (2004)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Zagalo, N., Göbel, S., Torres, A., Malkewitz, R., Branco, V.: Inscape: Emotion expression and experience in an authoring environment. In: Göbel et al. [7], pp. 219–230Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Likavec
    • 1
  • Ilaria Lombardi
    • 1
  • Alberto Nantiat
    • 1
  • Claudia Picardi
    • 1
  • Daniele Theseider Dupré
    • 2
  1. 1.Università di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Università del Piemonte OrientaleAlessandriaItaly

Personalised recommendations