Elahe Rahimtoroghi

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The increased use of large corpora in narrative research has created new opportunities for empirical research and intelligent narrative technologies. To best exploit the value of these corpora, several research groups are eschewing complex discourse analysis techniques in favor of high-level minimalist narrative annotation schemes that can be quickly(More)
Human engagement in narrative is partially driven by reasoning about discourse relations between narrative events, and the expectations about what is likely to happen next that results from such reasoning. Researchers in NLP have tackled modeling such expectations from a range of perspectives, including treating it as the inference of the CONTINGENT(More)
Interactive storytelling encompasses a wide variety of applications and systems that aim to allow players in a virtual world to affect the narrative progression prescribed by the author. The story world is often modeled by a set of hand-crafted causal and temporal relationships that define the possible narrative sequences based on the user's actions. In our(More)
This paper describes work on automatically identifying categories of narrative clauses in personal stories written by ordinary people about their daily lives and experiences. We base our approach on Labov & Walet-zky's theory of oral narrative which categorizes narrative clauses into subtypes, such as ORIENTATION, ACTION and EVALUATION. We describe an(More)
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