Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Story Representation and Management
The Story Representation and Management project develops technologies, applications, and languages for collecting, retrieving, and analyzing stories told by US Army soldiers about real-life experiences. The current research focuses on the following areas:
Automated story collection—Technologies for automatically recognizing when people are telling stories of their experiences in oral conversations and written text using automated speech recognition and statistical text classification methods
Story retrieval interfaces—Web-based applications to enable training developers to search story repositories and the Web for stories that relate to the specific activities of their target training applications
Formal representation languages—Large-scale knowledge representations (first-order predicate calculus theories) for expressing the situations and points articulated in stories, with a particular emphasis on vocabularies of commonsense psychology
The goal of the Story Representation and Management project is to develop a semi-automated pipeline of soldiers’ stories to enable rapid development of immersive training applications.