The Tale of Peter Rabbit: A case study in story-sense reasoning

Malcolm Ryan*, Nicholas Hannah, Joshua Lobb

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The telling and understanding of stories is a universal part of human experience. If we could reproduce even part of the process inside a computer, it could expand the possibilities for human-computer interaction enormously. We argue that in order to do so, we need to model narrative at three levels of abstraction, in terms of physics, characters and plot. Taking four scenes from the children's story The Tale of Peter Rabbit, we describe some of the challenges they present for modeling this kind of "story-sense reasoning".

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Narrative Technologies - Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium, Technical Report
Place of PublicationPalo Alto, California
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781577353508
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 AAAI Fall Symposium - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: 9 Nov 200711 Nov 2007


Other2007 AAAI Fall Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityArlington, VA


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