Analysis and generation of Japanese folktales based on Vladimir Propp's methodology

Takenori Wama, Ryohei Nakatsu
2008 2008 First IEEE International Conference on Ubi-Media Computing  
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 magicinspired 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.
doi:10.1109/umedia.2008.4570929 fatcat:hx4db5vb3bhmdoeacsg7ox3jyu