CMPS143, Spring 2014, Section 01: Corpus Resources and Tools

Narrative Corpora for projects and homeworks


Aesop's Fables




IMSDB Corpus 

  • NLDS film corpus.
  • Description: Screen Plays from IMSDB web site, cleaned up with tools for processing. 
  • Size: Screen plays for over 800 films in a range of genres. 
  • Original website: IMSDb (cross-reference to IMDB).
  • Other movie resource(s): SimplyScripts


Web Blogs Personal Narratives

  • Collection of Personal Narratives used by Swanson & Gordon for "Say Anything". See also other related papers by Gordon et. al

A web page with links to the original blog posts can be found here.

A zip containing the links required for homework 1 can be found here.



Some papers that might be of interest.


  • Kerr, C. and Szafron, D. 2009. Supporting Dialogue Generation for Story-Based Games. Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (2009).

    Mateas, M. and Stern, A. 2004. Natural Language Understanding in Façade: Surface Text Processing. Proceedings of the Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment (2004).

    Montfort, N. 2011. Curveship’s automatic narrative style. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Foundations of Digital Games (New York, NY, USA, 2011), 211–218.