From Episodic Memory to Narrative in a Cognitive Architecture

Author Tory S. Anderson

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Tory S. Anderson. From Episodic Memory to Narrative in a Cognitive Architecture. In 6th Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2015). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 45, pp. 2-11, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2015)


Human experiences are stored in episodic memory and are the basis for developing semantic narrative structures and many of the narratives we continually compose. Episodic memory has only recently been recognized as a necessary module in general cognitive architectures and little work has been done to examine how the data stored by these modules may be formulated as narrative structures. This paper regards episodic memory as fundamental to narrative intelligence and considers the gap between simple episodic memory representations and narrative structures, and proposes an approach to generating basic narratives from episodic sequences. An approach is outlined considering the Soar general cognitive architecture and Zacks’ Event Segmentation Theory.
  • Narrative
  • Episodic Memory
  • Cognitive Architecture
  • Event Segmentation


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