Julie Porteous

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Many known planning tasks have inherent constraints concerning the best order in which to achieve the goals. A number of research efforts have been made to detect such constraints and to use them for guiding search, in the hope of speeding up the planning process. We go beyond the previous approaches by considering ordering constraints not only over the(More)
Many known planning tasks have inherent constraints concerning the best order in which to achieve the goals. A number of research efforts have been made to detect such constraints and use them for guiding search, in the hope to speed up the planning process. We go beyond the previous approaches by defining ordering constraints not only over the (top level)(More)
AI planning has featured in a number of Interactive Storytelling prototypes: since narratives can be naturally modelled as a sequence of actions it has been possible to exploit state of the art planners in the task of narrative generation. However the characteristics of a “good” plan, such as optimality, aren’t necessarily the same as those of a “good”(More)
We have seen ten years of the application of AI planning to the problem of narrative generation in Interactive Storytelling (IS). In that time planning has emerged as the dominant technology and has featured in a number of prototype systems. Nevertheless key issues remain, such as how best to control the shape of the narrative that is generated (e.g., by(More)
Symmetry is a widespread phenomenon that can offer opportunities for powerful exploitation in areas as diverse as molecular chemistry, pure mathematics, circuit design, biology and architecture. Graphs are an abstract way to represent relational structures. The search for symmetry in many contexts can thus be reduced to the attempt to find graph(More)
In the paper we present a prototype of video-based storytelling that is able to generate multiple story variants from a baseline video. The video content for the system is generated by an adaptation of forefront video summarisation techniques that decompose the video into a number of Logical Story Units (LSU) representing sequences of contiguous and(More)
Interactive Narrative is a form of digital entertainment based on AI techniques which support narrative generation and user interaction. Despite recent progress in the field, there is still a lack of unified models integrating narrative generation, user response and interaction. This paper addresses this issue by revisiting existing Interactive Narrative(More)
Virtual characters are at the epicentre of Interactive Storytelling systems and in recent years multiple AI planning approaches have been described to specify their autonomous behaviour. This demonstrator provides an overview of our novel approach to the definition of virtual characters aimed at achieving a balance between character autonomy and global plot(More)