Remixing Headlines for Context-Appropriate Flavor Text

Judith van Stegeren, Mariët Theune

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    We describe a prototype of Churnalist, a headline generator for creating contextually-appropriate fictional headlines that can be used as flavor text in games. Churnalist creates new headlines by remixing existing headlines. It extracts seed words from free text input, searches for related words in a dataset of word embeddings and uses these words in the new headlines. The system requires no linguistic expertise or handcoded language models from the user.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference On Games (COG) 2019
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1884-0
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2019
    EventIEEE Conference On Games 2019 - Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 20 Aug 201923 Aug 2019


    ConferenceIEEE Conference On Games 2019
    Abbreviated titleIEEE COG 2019
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Internet address


    • Flavor text
    • Headline generation
    • Context
    • Text generation
    • Remixing
    • Games

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    van Stegeren, J., & Theune, M. (2019). Remixing Headlines for Context-Appropriate Flavor Text. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference On Games (COG) 2019 [156] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.