From IVAs to comics generating comic strips from emergent stories with autonomous characters

Tiago Alves, Ana Simões, Marco Vala, Ana Paiva, Adrian McMichael, Ruth Aylett

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Emergent narrative systems create stories which are always different from each other. Creating summaries of these stories is a challenge especially if we want to capture the richness of the characters. Our goal is to automatically generate summaries from emergent narrative using comics as the visual medium for the summary. We identify the most important situations in the story log looking at the emotional state of the characters, transform the resulting summary into a comics description and create the comic. We believe that a good summarization of a story that maintains the emotions of the characters together with an expressive visual representation is essential for the user to remember the story. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Virtual Agents - 7th International Conference, IVA 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages2
Volume4722 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents - Paris, France
Duration: 17 Sept 200719 Sept 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4722 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference7th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
Abbreviated titleIVA 2007


  • Comics description language
  • Comics generation
  • Emergent narrative
  • Story summarization


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