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Uncommon patterns - Authoring with story specific structures

Uncommon patterns - Authoring with story specific structures
Uncommon patterns - Authoring with story specific structures
. In interactive narrative research there has been a lot of interest in common structural patterns, both as a way of critically analysing work and as a scaffolding mechanism for authoring systems. But stories can contain uncommon patterns that are unique to that story. These may be just as challenging to manage, but are much harder to support in an authoring tool precisely because they are bespoke. In this paper we look at uncommon patterns in interactive story designs, and report on some initial work to support these using a Domain Specific Language (DSL) based on typescript. We show how this approach does allow for the easy construction of repeating complex structure, but also that the technical and expertise barrier for the use of such systems is high. We then consider how the main benefits of this approach may be made more widely accessible. Our work shows that support for Uncommon Patterns would be a useful addition to authoring systems (in both the writing, and editing/revision stages), but also that more work is necessary if they are to be become more widely accessible
Spawforth, Callum
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Gibbins, Nicholas
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Millard, David
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Spawforth, Callum
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Gibbins, Nicholas
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Millard, David
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Spawforth, Callum, Gibbins, Nicholas and Millard, David (2018) Uncommon patterns - Authoring with story specific structures. Authoring for Interactive Storytelling Workshop - ICIDS 2018, Dublin, Ireland. 08 Dec 2018. 6 pp .

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Abstract

. In interactive narrative research there has been a lot of interest in common structural patterns, both as a way of critically analysing work and as a scaffolding mechanism for authoring systems. But stories can contain uncommon patterns that are unique to that story. These may be just as challenging to manage, but are much harder to support in an authoring tool precisely because they are bespoke. In this paper we look at uncommon patterns in interactive story designs, and report on some initial work to support these using a Domain Specific Language (DSL) based on typescript. We show how this approach does allow for the easy construction of repeating complex structure, but also that the technical and expertise barrier for the use of such systems is high. We then consider how the main benefits of this approach may be made more widely accessible. Our work shows that support for Uncommon Patterns would be a useful addition to authoring systems (in both the writing, and editing/revision stages), but also that more work is necessary if they are to be become more widely accessible

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Published date: 8 December 2018
Venue - Dates: Authoring for Interactive Storytelling Workshop - ICIDS 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 2018-12-08 - 2018-12-08

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Local EPrints ID: 428942
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/428942
PURE UUID: f7792fbc-a25e-4341-837c-1f36bf3d3663
ORCID for Nicholas Gibbins: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6140-9956
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710

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Date deposited: 15 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 16 Mar 2019 01:35

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