Towards Narrative Information Systems

TitleTowards Narrative Information Systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsWille, P., C. Lofi, and W. - T. Balke
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference Name16th International Conference on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM)
Date Published06/2015
Conference LocationQingdao, Shandong, China

Narrative interfaces promise to improve the user experience of interacting with information systems by adapting a powerful communication concept which also comes natural in human interaction. In this paper, we outline how such a narrative information system which answers queries using elaborate stories can be realized. We show how to construct query-dependent plot graphs from unstructured data sources. Also, we conduct an extended user study on our prototype implementation in which users adapt and personalize the plots of query-dependent stories. These studies provide further insights into which parts of a story are relevant and can be used as a starting point for either personalizing stories or for crafting better user-independent stories in later works.



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