Representing fiction in SNePS

  • William J. Rapaport
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 437)


This paper discusses issues in the representation of fictional entities and the representation of propositions from fiction, using SNePS. It briefly surveys four philosophical ontological theories of fiction and sketches an epistemological theory of fiction (to be implemented in SNePS) using a story operator and rules for allowing propositions to “migrate” into and out of story “spaces”.


Belief Revision Cherry Tree Background Belief Theoretical Entity Ontological Question 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Rapaport
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Center for Cognitive ScienceState University of New York at BuffaloBuffalo

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