Theoretical Issues in the Computational Modelling of Yorùbá Narratives

Authors Olufemi D. Ninan, Odetunji A. Odéjobí

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Olufemi D. Ninan
Odetunji A. Odéjobí

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Olufemi D. Ninan and Odetunji A. Odéjobí. Theoretical Issues in the Computational Modelling of Yorùbá Narratives. In 2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative. Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 32, pp. 153-157, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2013)


Developing a coherent computational model for narratives across multiple cultures raises the question of the components and structure of a framework within which African narratives can be conceptualised and formalised. It is well known that narratives are influenced by cultural, linguistic, and cognitive factors. We identify and define entities, elements, and relations necessary for the adequate description of Yorùbá narratives. We also discuss these theoretical issues in the context of designing a formal framework that is amenable to computational modelling.
  • Natural language interfaces
  • Narratives and story generation
  • Human computer interaction


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