Narrative Interpolation for Generating and Understanding Stories

17 Aug 2020 Su Wang Greg Durrett Katrin Erk

We propose a method for controlled narrative/story generation where we are able to guide the model to produce coherent narratives with user-specified target endings by interpolation: for example, we are told that Jim went hiking and at the end Jim needed to be rescued, and we want the model to incrementally generate steps along the way. The core of our method is an interpolation model based on GPT-2 which conditions on a previous sentence and a next sentence in a narrative and fills in the gap... (read more)

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