Minstrel Reloaded: From the Magic of Lisp to the Formal Semantics of OWL

  • Federico Peinado
  • Pablo Gervás
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4326)


This paper is a review of a story generation system called Minstrel. It uses complex but hand-crafted Lisp knowledge structures to generate short computer-generated stories within the King Arthur domain. The knowledge representation model of Minstrel is reimplemented using a W3C standard language to analyze the pros and cons of technology updates over this kind of classic AI projects.


Story Generation Story Representation Computational Narratology Semantic Technologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Peinado
    • 1
  • Pablo Gervás
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia ArtificialUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

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