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Tolkien: An Event Based Storytelling System

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Executive Summary

Since the dawn of human civilization, stories have been a popular medium of communication, both synchronously and asynchronously. Technically, a story is a time-ordered coherent sequence of events. In many applications, heterogeneous data is collected and organized so appropriate stories could be told. In this paper, the authors present a system that helps in generation of stories using a large database of events with associated multimodal data, called eventbase. The authors define storytelling as a two step process in which a storyteller can retrieve appropriate events and associated data, and then those are further filtered using preferences of the viewer.

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