Interesting article about automated story generation

I am a subscriber to but I believe this article I’m linking to can be read by non-subscribers while it’s fresh. (IE maybe today only? I’m not sure.)

It talks about a company’s method of automatically generating stories from data. Not the kind of stories you’d make an IF game about. More like the copy about the history of an urn in a museum, or the play of a baseball game which would normally be too minor league to get a report written about it. What they talk about in the article is an idea I’ve never encountered before. … ers-195623

  • Wade

The last Football Manager game does something similar: it creates news stories for the in-game news publications based on game stats, player and manager actions and so on. After a while you get to recognise the patterns, but it’s an interesting use of automated narratives.