Computational Drafting of Plot Structures for Russian Folk Tales

  title={Computational Drafting of Plot Structures for Russian Folk Tales},
  author={Pablo Gerv{\'a}s},
  booktitle={Cognitive Computation},
The plots of stories are known to follow general patterns in terms of their overall structure. This was the basic tenet of structuralist approaches to narratology. Vladimir Propp proposed a procedure for the generation of new tales based on his semi-formal description of the structure of Russian folk tales. This is one of the first existing instances of a creative process described procedurally. The present paper revisits Propp’s morphology to build a system that generates instances of Russian… CONTINUE READING
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