We present the Narrator, a Natural Language Generation component used in a digital storytelling system. The system takes as input a formal representation of a story plot, in the form of a causal network relating the actions of the characters to their motives and their consequences. Based on this input, the Narrator generates a narrative in Dutch, by carrying out tasks such as constructing a Document Plan, performing aggregation and ellipsis and the generation of appropriate referring expressions. We describe how these tasks are performed and illustrate the process with examples, showing how this results in the generation of coherent and well-formed narrative texts.
|Title of host publication||Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands|
|Subtitle of host publication||selected papers from the seventeenth CLIN meeting|
|Editors||Peter Dirix, Ineke Schuurman, Vincent Vandeghinste, Frank van Eynde|
|Place of Publication||Utrecht|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2007|
|Event||17th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, CLIN 2006 - University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium|
Duration: 12 Jan 2007 → 12 Jan 2007
Conference number: 17
|Name||LOT Occasional Series|
|Conference||17th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, CLIN 2006|
|Period||12/01/07 → 12/01/07|
|Other||(Held on January 12th, 2007)|
Theune, M., Slabbers, N., & Hielkema, F. (2007). The automatic generation of narratives. In P. Dirix, I. Schuurman, V. Vandeghinste, & F. van Eynde (Eds.), Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands: selected papers from the seventeenth CLIN meeting (pp. 131-146). (LOT Occasional Series; No. 7). Utrecht: LOT.