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A Thematic Approach to Emerging Narrative Structure

A Thematic Approach to Emerging Narrative Structure
A Thematic Approach to Emerging Narrative Structure
In this paper we look at the possibility of using a thematic model of narrative to find emergent structure in tagged collections. We propose that a thematic underpinning could provide the narrative direction which can often be a problem with stories from existing narrative generation methods, and present a thematic model of narrative built of narrative atoms and their features, motifs and themes. We explore the feasibility of our approach by examining how collaborative tags in online collections match these properties, and find that while tags match across the model the majority are higher level (matching broader themes and motifs rather than more specific features) which may require further investigation into their utility.
Hargood, Charlie
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Millard, David
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Weal, Mark
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Hargood, Charlie
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Millard, David
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Weal, Mark
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Hargood, Charlie, Millard, David and Weal, Mark (2008) A Thematic Approach to Emerging Narrative Structure. Web Science Workshop at Hypertext '08, United States. (Submitted)

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In this paper we look at the possibility of using a thematic model of narrative to find emergent structure in tagged collections. We propose that a thematic underpinning could provide the narrative direction which can often be a problem with stories from existing narrative generation methods, and present a thematic model of narrative built of narrative atoms and their features, motifs and themes. We explore the feasibility of our approach by examining how collaborative tags in online collections match these properties, and find that while tags match across the model the majority are higher level (matching broader themes and motifs rather than more specific features) which may require further investigation into their utility.

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Submitted date: 17 April 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: 19/06/08
Venue - Dates: Web Science Workshop at Hypertext '08, United States, 2008-06-19
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 265459
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/265459
PURE UUID: 1e5df320-fa5b-4c2d-8c8d-3042023004b2
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710
ORCID for Mark Weal: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6251-8786

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Date deposited: 23 Apr 2008 10:27
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:08

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Author: Charlie Hargood
Author: David Millard ORCID iD
Author: Mark Weal ORCID iD

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