[ExI] New tool to complete author's novel for them

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 13:50:04 UTC 2021

New tool could help authors bust writer's block in novel-length works
Jessica Hallman    August 24, 2021


Authors experiencing writer’s block could soon have a new way to help
develop the next section of their story.

Researchers at the Penn State College of Information Sciences and
Technology recently introduced a new technology that forecasts the
future development of an ongoing written story. In their approach,
researchers first characterize the narrative world using over 1,000
different “semantic frames,” where each frame represents a cluster of
concepts and related knowledge. A predictive algorithm then looks at
the preceding story and predicts the semantic frames that might occur
in the next 10, 100, or even 1,000 sentences in an ongoing story.
Authors could use the tool by feeding a part of their already-written
text into the system to generate a set of word clouds with suggested
nouns, verbs and adjectives to inspire them when crafting the next
part of their story.

I suppose Hollywood could have a special version where the ending
always involves explosions, gunfire and fisticuffs.  :)


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