Enhancing Real-Time Sports Commentary Generation with Dramatic Narrative Devices

  • Martin Rhodes
  • Simon Coupland
  • Tracy Cruickshank
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6432)


This paper looks at the current state of the art of academic sports commentary generation systems. It then summarises work on how drama is created in professional broadcast commentary using dramatic devices. A novel computational architecture for sports commentary generation based on analyses of professional broadcast commentary is then presented. This work presents a first step towards realising a computational model of real-time sports commentary which explicitly incorporates dramatic narrative devices in the form of dramatic structure, themes and texturing.


Multiagent System Event Stream Concept Event Satellite Unit Penalty Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Rhodes
    • 1
  • Simon Coupland
    • 2
  • Tracy Cruickshank
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Creative TechnologiesDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Faculty of TechnologyDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  3. 3.Faculty of HumanitiesDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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