A Cognitive Approach to Narrative Planning with Believable Characters

Authors Antoine Saillenfest, Jean-Louis Dessalles

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Jean-Louis Dessalles

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Antoine Saillenfest and Jean-Louis Dessalles. A Cognitive Approach to Narrative Planning with Believable Characters. In 2014 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative. Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 41, pp. 177-181, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2014)


In this work, we address the question of generating understandable narratives using a cognitive approach. The requirements of cognitive plausibility are presented. Then an abduction-based cognitive model of the human deliberative reasoning ability is presented. We believe that implementing such a procedure in a narrative context to generate plans would increase the chances that the characters will be perceived as believable. Our suggestion is that the use of a deliberative reasoning procedure can be used as a basis of several strategies to generate interesting stories.
  • narrative planning
  • believability
  • cognitive approach
  • abduction


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