Crowdsourcing Narrative Intelligence. Advances in Cognitive Systems, vol. 2, 2012.
Narrative intelligence is an important part of sensemaking and communicating with people.
Humans draw on a lifetime of relevant experiences from which to explain stories, to tell stories, and to help choose the most appropriate actions in real-life settings. While this knowledge can be encoded in the form of rules, facts, or scripts, manual authoring presents a significant bottleneck in the creation of systems demonstrating narrative intelligence. In this project, we are developing a technique for automatically learning script-like narrative intelligence knowledge, particularly sociocultural knowledge, from human crowdsourcing. By leveraging the crowd and its collective understanding of social constructs, we can learn a potentially unlimited range of scripts regarding how humans generally believe real-world situations unfold.