Narrative Construction in a Mobile Tour Guide

  • Mei Yii Lim
  • Ruth Aylett
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4871)


Storytelling capabilities are vital aspect of a tour guide. In this paper, we present a mobile tour guide that emulates a real guide’s behaviour by presenting stories based on the user’s interests, its own interests, its belief and its current memory activation. This research moves away from the concept of a guide that recites facts about places or events towards a guide that utilises improvisational storytelling techniques. Contrasting views and personality are achieved with an inclusion of emotional memories containing the guide’s ideology and its past experiences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mei Yii Lim
    • 1
  • Ruth Aylett
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4ASScotland

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