International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling

Interactive Storytelling pp 370-373

Telling Non-linear Stories with Interval Temporal Logic

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27036-4_39

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9445)
Cite this paper as:
Thompson M., Battle S., Padget J. (2015) Telling Non-linear Stories with Interval Temporal Logic. In: Schoenau-Fog H., Bruni L., Louchart S., Baceviciute S. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9445. Springer, Cham


Authoring a consistent interactive narrative is difficult without exhaustively specifying all possible deviations from the main path of a story. When automatically generating new story paths, it is important to be able to check these paths for consistency with the narrative world. We present a method of describing the structure of a story as a Kripke structure using Interval Temporal Logic. This allows the model checking of each possible telling of the narrative for consistency with the story world, as well as the ability to construct re-usable story components at different levels of abstraction. This is the first step towards building a fully checkable framework for building story components using modal logic.


Interactive narrative Model checking Modal logic Interval temporal logic Kripke structures 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BathBathUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Creative TechnologiesUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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