An Event-Driven, Stochastic, Undirected Narrative (EDSUN) Framework for Interactive Contents

  • Adam Barclay
  • Hannes Kaufmann
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4326)


In this paper, we present an extensible framework for interactive multimodal contents, with emphasis on augmented reality applications. The proposed framework, EDSUN, enables concurrent and variable narrative structures as well as content reusability and dynamic yet natural experience generation. EDSUN’s main components include a canonical specification of 5-state lexical syntax and grammar, stochastic state transitions, and extensions for hierarchical grammars to represent complex behavioral and multimodal interactions. The benefits of EDSUN in enabling classical contents to support the affordances of AR environments and in complementing recent published works are also discussed.


augmented reality event driven stochastic transitions undirected narrative content framework grammar story telling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Barclay
    • 1
  • Hannes Kaufmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Software Technology and Interactive SystemsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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