The Tale of Peter Rabbit: A Case Study

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A discussion of the concepts needed to understand and generate stories using AI, based on the text of a single page of Beatrix Potter's famous children's story.

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  • Propp only gives you Russian Folktales
    Lexial not Formalist => Patterns of themes not events








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  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit: A Case Study

    1. 1. A CASE-STUDY Malcolm Ryan, Joshua Lobb & Nicholas Hannah
    2. 2. Contents 1. Narrative Intelligence 2. Aims & Goals 3. Challenge Problems 4. Three Models 5. The Scenario 6. Conclusions 2
    3. 3. Narrative Intelligence Understanding the patterns in story. In order to: explain speculate, and generate. 3
    4. 4. Aims & Goals Not to replace human authors. A toolbox for writers. Lexial not Formalist. Story before interactivity. 4
    5. 5. Challenge Problems The danger of ‘AI Arrogance’. Real examples, real theory, real results. Beyond toy problems. 5
    6. 6. Three Models Action – Physical Character – Psychological Plot – Dramatic 6
    7. 7. Scenario ‘Now my dears,’ said old Mrs. Rabbit one morning, ‘you may go into the fields or down the lane, but don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden: your Father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs. McGregor.’ 7
    8. 8. Action Communication - Interdiction - Explanation - Story-within-story Accidents Anthropomorphisation 8
    9. 9. Character Reasoning about beliefs and desires. Relationship roles Meta-reasoning Analogy 9
    10. 10. Plot Propp’s functions: - Interdiction - Absentation - Violation 10
    11. 11. Plot Generic roles - Hero - Mentor - Villain 11
    12. 12. Plot Implied narrative The way it might have gone. Reasoning about the reader. 12
    13. 13. Conclusion This is not going to be easy. BUT There are many interesting problems. 13
    14. 14. THE END 14

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