Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera (QED Lab Director) and R. Michael Young have had their paper Desiderata for a Computational Model of Human Online Narrative Sensemaking accepted for publication at the 2019 AAAI Spring Symposium on Story-enabled Intelligence to be celebrated at Stanford University in California, USA on March 25th through 27th, 2019.
The paper presents a set of constraints that computational models ought to satisfy should they purport to represent/encode the cognitive processes involved in online (i.e. during reading/viewing) human narrative sensemaking. These constraints are:
These constraints emerged from synthesizing a significant amount of literature within narratology and cognitive psychology that is directly relevant to how humans make sense of stories. The reasoning behind this paper is: if someone claims that their computational model represents some aspect of human narrative sensemaking, then it ought to be consistent with or directly address the above 8 points. The paper also presents a conceptual model for the narrative sensemaking process, beginning with the construction of the story through the design of narrated discourse that presents fabula and ending with the mental reconstruction of the fabula on the basis of said discourse (the image above illustrates said model).
For more details, please consult the paper.