On the implications of the virtual storytellers point of view

Jesús Ibáñez, Ruth Aylett, Carlos Delgado-Mata, Beatriz Molinuevo

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Abstract

This paper deals with the implications of showing the storyteller's perspective when telling stories in virtual environments. The paper proposes an open and reusable architecture for the construction of virtual guides who tell stories about the worlds they inhabit from their own perspective. The system consists of two main components: the structure of a knowledge base to code the narrative knowledge about the worlds and a novel hybrid algorithm for the generation of narratives showing the storyteller's viewpoint. The complete architecture has been developed. Furthermore, we carried out a study with users in order to both validate the implemented storytelling system and test whether the users consider it significantly better or worse (in terms of several aspects related to believability) adding the virtual guide perspective (as both text and animations showing emotions) to the guide discourse. The interesting results are discussed. © 2008 Cambridge University Press.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-367
Number of pages29
JournalKnowledge Engineering Review
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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