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    • ISSN: 2382-6185
    • Frequency: Quarterly (2015-2016); semiyearly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJKE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Chen-Huei Chou
College of Charleston, SC, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJKE. I will do my best to help develop this journal better.
IJKE 2016 Vol.2(4): 158-164 ISSN: 2382-6185
doi: 10.18178/ijke.2016.2.4.072

Prototyping a Narrative Structure Interface as a Basis for Human-Computer Co-creation of Narratives

Taisuke Akimoto
Abstract—This paper describes a human interface, called a narrative structure (NS) interface, for the co-creation of narratives between generative computer programs and humans. This study forms part of work-in-progress research on a co-creative narrative generation system. This system produces diverse narratives through continual narrative-generating chain reactions involving various agents, including narrative generation programs and human narrative creators. Generally, computational narrative generation deals with the structural representation of a narrative, rather than the surface expression as with a natural language. The main role of the proposed interface is to connect a human narrative creation to the internal narrative structure level. In particular, this interface provides a visual diagram of a narrative structure and methods of editing the visualized narrative structure. In this paper, we present a prototyping version of the NS interface and discuss the achievements and future research directions thereof.

Index Terms—Artificial intelligence, co-creative narrative generation system, human interface, knowledge creation, narrative as knowledge, narrative structure.

T. Akimoto is with the Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan (e-mail: t8akimo@yahoo.co.jp).

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Cite: Taisuke Akimoto, "Prototyping a Narrative Structure Interface as a Basis for Human-Computer Co-creation of Narratives," International Journal of Knowledge Engineering vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 158-164, 2016.

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