Evolutionary Construction of Stories that Combine Several Plot Lines

TitleEvolutionary Construction of Stories that Combine Several Plot Lines
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsGervás, P, Concepción, E, Méndez, G
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference NameComputational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design – 11th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2022
Date Published04/2022
Conference LocationMadrid, Spain

Although the narrative structure of common entertainment products like Hollywood movies or TV series is generally composed of a number of different plot lines combined into a single narrative discourse, efforts on computational modeling of story generation have to this point focused mostly on the construction of stories with a single plot line. The present paper explores an evolutionary solution to the task of building a story that combines more than one plot line into a single linear discourse. This requires: a set of knowledge resources that capture the main features that influence the decisions involved, a representation suitable for evolutionary treatment for discourses with several plot lines, and a set of fitness functions based on metrics related to the quality of the resulting discourses. The proposed solution produces populations of stories with elaborate discourses that combine several subplots.

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