—Some computer game genres require meaningful stories and complex worlds in order to successfully engage players. In this paper we look at a procedural approach to story-based map generation focusing on the tight relationship between stories and the virtual worlds where those stories will unfold. Our long term goal is to develop procedural content… (More)
While most natural language understanding systems rely on a pipeline-based architecture, certain human text interpretation methods are based on a cyclic process between the whole text and its parts: the hermeneutic circle. In the task of automatically identifying characters and their narrative roles, we propose a feedback-loop-based approach where the… (More)
This paper presents an approach for automatically identifying high-level narrative structure information, particularly character roles, from unannotated folk tales. We introduce a new representation called action matrices to encode Propp's narrative theory on character role and their " sphere of action. " We tested our approach in a fully automated system… (More)
Little Newton is a 3D defense game in which the player learns about basic physics concepts by controlling physical attributes of projectiles. The mechanics of the game require the player to learn the basics of parabolic arcs, and friction in order to make use of the projectiles. Educational and learning theories are applied to the design in order to… (More)
We present the preliminary work in the TAEMILE project, which aims to co-regulate the learning process in educational games by automatically balancing learners autonomy and the pedagogical processes intended by educators. We focus on our design rationale and the initial results from our user study.
Our research focuses on the problem of automatically acquiring structured narrative information from natural language. We have focused on character extraction and narrative role identification from a corpus of Slavic folktales. To address natural language processing (NLP) issues in this particular domain we have explored alternatives to linear pipelined… (More)