A Narratological Approach for Narrative Discourse: Implementation and Evaluation of the System based on Genette and Jauss


This paper proposes a computational system of narrative dis-course generation and its implementation. In the system, Ge-nette’s discourse theory is reconstructed as discourse techniques which transform the tree structure for a story into discourse structures. Also, we introduce Jauss’s reception theory to construct the control mechanism, which continues discourse generation through generation cycles based on the interaction between both narrator and narratee mechanisms. Moreover, we attempt two kinds of performance checks and two types of evaluation experiments and confirmed that the system generates diverse discourse structures on the rough correspondence with generative parameters. And furthermore, this study show that two different types of literary knowledge are organically integrated into a system’s framework.

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