Reid Swanson, Andrew Gordon: “A Data-Driven Case-Based Reasoning Approach to Interactive Storytelling”

November 1, 2010 | Edinburgh, UK

Speaker: Reid Swanson, Andrew Gordon
Host: The Third International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2010)

In this paper we describe a data-driven interactive story- telling system similar to previous work by Gordon & Swanson. We ad- dresses some of the problems of their system, by combining information retrieval, machine learning and natural language processing. To evaluate our system, we leverage emerging crowd-sourcing communities to collect orders of magnitude more data and show statistical improvement over their system. The end result is a computer agent capable of contributing to stories that are nearly indistinguishable form entirely human written ones to outside observers.