Towards Generating Stylistic Dialogues for Narratives Using Data-Driven Approaches

  • Weilai XuEmail author
  • Charlie Hargood
  • Wen Tang
  • Fred Charles
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11318)


Recently, there has been a renewed interest in generating dialogues for narratives. Within narrative dialogues, their structure and content are essential, though style holds an important role as a mean to express narrative dialogue through telling stories. Most existing approaches of narrative dialogue generation tend to leverage hand-crafted rules and linguistic-level styles, which lead to limitations in their expressivity and issues with scalability. We aim to investigate the potential of generating more stylistic dialogues within the context of narratives. To reach this, we propose a new approach and demonstrate its feasibility through the support of deep learning. We also describe this approach using examples, where story-level features are analysed and modelled based on a classification of characters and genres.


Dialogue generation Interactive narratives Dialogue style Neural networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weilai Xu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Charlie Hargood
    • 1
  • Wen Tang
    • 1
  • Fred Charles
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Technology, Creative Technology DepartmentBournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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