Story and discourse: A bipartite model of narrative generation in virtual worlds

  title={Story and discourse: A bipartite model of narrative generation in virtual worlds},
  author={Robert Michael Young},
  journal={Interaction Studies},
  • R. Young
  • Published 2007
  • Art, Sociology
  • Interaction Studies
In this paper, we set out a basic approach to the modeling of narrative in interactive virtual worlds. This approach adopts a bipartite model taken from narrative theory, in which narrative is composed of story and discourse. In our approach, story elements — plot and character — are defined in terms of plans that drive the dynamics of a virtual environment. Discourse elements — the narrative’s communicative actions — are defined in terms of discourse plans whose communicative goals include… 

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