Storytelling models are usually constrained to the applications they are implemented in because of the particular characteristics of the data used to define story events and the way those events are linked. In order to develop a more generic model to create storytelling applications, we need to focus the solution not on the data itself, but on the manner this data, in the form of events, is organized and conveyed to the user. In this paper, we present SRST (Storytelling RST), our proposal for a generic storytelling ontology model based on the organization of events using the relations proposed by the Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) and how narrative principles are applied to these RST relations to generate coherent stories.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arturo Nakasone
    • 1
  • Mitsuru Ishizuka
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Information and Communication EngineeringUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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