Computational and Cognitive Aspects of Narrative

Abstract

Narrative, a distinctly cognitive phenomenon, has long been of interest to the disciplines that comprise cognitive science. The past decade has seen a resurgence of work using computational methods to understand, manipulate, generate, and leverage narratives. This symposium, which is held in association with the Fourth International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN'13), a satellite event of CogSci 2013, will focus on aspects of the scientific and computational understanding of narrative that intersect with cognitive science. The speakers and moderators are drawn from diverse fields including cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computational linguistics, and the humanities, and they will focus on a variety of topics including: narrative and its role in analogy, education, and persuasion; challenges in the representation of syntax, discourse, and semantics of narrative; psychological and neuropsychological aspects of narrative; and the growing integration of computational models of narrative in humanities research.


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