Towards a Model-Theoretic View of Narratives
Louis Castricato | Stella Biderman | David Thue | Rogelio Cardona-Rivera
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Narrative Understanding
In this paper, we propose the beginnings of a formal framework for modeling narrative qua narrative. Our framework affords the ability to discuss key qualities of stories and their communication, including the flow of information from a Narrator to a Reader, the evolution of a Reader’s story model over time, and Reader uncertainty. We demonstrate its applicability to computational narratology by giving explicit algorithms for measuring the accuracy with which information was conveyed to the Reader, along with two novel measurements of story coherence.