Skald: Minstrel Reconstructed

  title={Skald: Minstrel Reconstructed},
  author={Brandon Robert Tearse and Peter A. Mawhorter and Michael Mateas and Noah Wardrip-Fruin},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games},
Scott Turner's Minstrel is considered a landmark story-generation system, cited as an important system in our field's history for the quality of its output. Other influential systems such as Meehan's Tale-Spin have inspired modern successors, but although a few systems have followed Minstrel's case-based approach, none of them use its “imaginative recall” technique. This paper details Skald, a publicly-released rational reconstruction of Minstrel that enables exploration of Turner's work and… CONTINUE READING

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