Document Open Access Logo

Story Comparisons: Evidence from Film Reviews

Authors Bernhard Fisseni, Aadil Kurji, Deniz Sarikaya, Mira Viehstädt

Thumbnail PDF


  • Filesize: 434 kB
  • 6 pages

Document Identifiers

Author Details

Bernhard Fisseni
Aadil Kurji
Deniz Sarikaya
Mira Viehstädt

Cite AsGet BibTex

Bernhard Fisseni, Aadil Kurji, Deniz Sarikaya, and Mira Viehstädt. Story Comparisons: Evidence from Film Reviews. In 2013 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative. Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 32, pp. 94-99, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2013)


Interested in formally modelling similarity between narratives, we investigate judgements of similarity between narratives in a small corpus of film reviews and book–film comparisons. A main finding is that judgements tend to concern multiple levels of story representation at once. As these texts are pragmatically related to reception contexts, we find many references to reception quality and optimality. We conclude that current formal models of narrative can not capture the task of naturalistic narrative comparisons given in the analysed reviews, but that the development of models containing a more reception-oriented point of view will be necessary.
  • narrative
  • narrative comparison
  • intersemiotic translation adequacy


  • Access Statistics
  • Total Accesses (updated on a weekly basis)
    PDF Downloads
Questions / Remarks / Feedback

Feedback for Dagstuhl Publishing

Thanks for your feedback!

Feedback submitted

Could not send message

Please try again later or send an E-mail