5.0831 As: IJCAI Info; Autopoeisis (Story Generation) (2/76)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 15 Apr 1992 19:39:40 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0831. Wednesday, 15 Apr 1992.

(1) Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1992 13:32 EST (33 lines)
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: IJCAI information available

(2) Date: Fri, 3 Apr 92 23:25:19 -0500 (43 lines)
From: Selmer Bringsjord <brings@rpi.edu>
Subject: Story Generation

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1992 13:32 EST
From: "NANCY M. IDE (914) 437 5988" <IDE@VASSAR>
Subject: IJCAI information available

IJCAI-93 : Information is available on a special automatic IJCAI server.
At present you can get from this server the different Calls for Papers,
Videos, Tutorials, Workshops, Panels, as well as the coordinates of all
responsibles and a process to follow in order to be sure to receive the
Conference Brochure in early 93.

People must send an email to: ijcai-serv@imag.fr
subject: anything
content: for first time used type only 'help'


Please redistribute the above information on appropriate local blackboards.
Thanks very much in advance.

University of Chamb{ry
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Tel: (+33) 79 96 10 62
Fax: (+33) 79 96 34 75
email: jplaure@imag.fr

JP Laurent
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Date: Fri, 3 Apr 92 23:25:19 -0500
From: Selmer Bringsjord <brings@rpi.edu>
Subject: Story Generation
On story generation, and in response to a recent inquiry
from Michel Lenoble:
Autopoeisis is arguably the Earth's (we like hyperbole)
largest and most stable research project
in Story Generation.  It's based at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
in Troy NY USA.  The three Principals are Selmer Bringsjord (novelist
and specialist in the logical/mathematical/philosophical foundations
of AI & Cog Sci), David Porush (creative writer, critic), and Marie
Meteer (an expert in the areas of natural language generation within
AI).  Bringsjord is an Assistant Professor in the Dept of Philosophy;
Porush is a Professor in the Dept. of Literature; Meteer is a Research
Professor in Computer Science (with joint appointments in Philosophy
and Literature).
Autopoeisis was launched 7/1/92
with $300,000 from the Henry R. Luce Foundation,
equipment from Apple Computer, internal $ from Rensselaer, and
some corporate support.  The group is a present composed of aprox.
4 grad students, and 10 undergraduates (in addition to the Principals).
Applied work is on the Mac, in LISP/CLOS, with KR tools that run
the full gamit, and SPOKESMAN (a generator created by Meteer).
Current research focussed on story grammars, cognitive models of
creative writing, the generation of narrative (to be distinguished
from stories) from events transpiring in a siumator (WE are using
SCORE at the moment), and story generation as gaming.
For a formal description of the project, request one from
Selmer Bringsjord
Sage Lab - RPI
Troy NY 12180
F: (518) 276-4871
P: (518) 276-8105