DOI: 10.5176/978-981-08-8227-3_cgat08-28

Authors: Takenori Wama, Koji Miyazaki and Ryohei Nakatsu


We aim to develop an automatic generation of interactive stories. For this aim, we have analyzed Japanese folktales. In this area, there exists famous research conducted by Vladimir Propp. He analyzed more than 100 Russian magic-inspired folktales by segmenting each of them into a series of short segments and classified each segment into one of 31 functions. Here, we tried to analyze about 20 Japanese folktales adopting his method and found several interesting facts that differentiate Japanese folktales from those of Russia.

Keywords: Storytelling, interactive Story, folktales, functions


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