Research and Development

Computational Literary Aesthetics


The Poetics, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of Narrative by Noël Carroll, Literary Aesthetics: A Reader by Alan Singer and Allen Dunn, Aesthetics and Literature by David Davies, The Aesthetics of Mimesis by Stephen Halliwell, Film Art: An Introduction by David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith, Aesthetics and Film by Katherine Thomson-Jones, The Aesthetics and Psychology of the Cinema by Jean Mitry and Christopher King, Evaluating Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Tutorial by Carolyn Lamb, Daniel G. Brown and Charles L. A. Clarke and Computational Aesthetic Evaluation: Past and Future by Philip Galanter.

Cognitive Science

Aesthetics and Cognitive Science by Gregory Currie, Aesthetics and Cognitive Science by Dustin Stokes, Texture: A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading by Peter Stockwell, Neuroaesthetics of Literary Reading by David S. Miall, Neurocinematics: The Neuroscience of Film by Uri Hasson, Ohad Landesman, Barbara Knappmeyer, Ignacio Vallines, Nava Rubin and David J. Heeger and Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies edited by Arthur P. Shimamura.


A Philosophy of the Screenplay by Ted Nannicelli, Texture: A Cognitive Aesthetics of Reading by Peter Stockwell, Neuroaesthetics of Literary Reading by David S. Miall and Interpretable Screenplay Quality Assessment by Ming-Chang Chiu and Tiantian Feng.


Characterization in Narrative by James Garvey, Characterization in Narrative: Some Theoretical Prolegomena by Uri Margolin and Narrative Planning: Balancing Plot and Character by Mark O. Riedl and R. Michael Young.


America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies by Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin, Masculinity in Film: The Emergence of a New Literature by Gerald Butters, Men's Cinema: Masculinity and Mise-en-scène in Hollywood by Stella Bruzzi and Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture by Joanne Hollows.


Theories of Personality by Calvin S. Hall and Gardner Lindzey, A Cognitive-affective System Theory of Personality: Reconceptualizing Situations, Dispositions, Dynamics, and Invariance in Personality Structure by Walter Mischel and Yuichi Shoda, Motivation and Personality by Abraham H. Maslow, Robert Frager and Ruth Cox, Traits, States, and Situations: A Comprehensive View by Anne Anastasi, Modeling the Personality of Participants during Group Interactions by Bruno Lepri, Nadia Mana, Alessandro Cappelletti, Fabio Pianesi and Massimo Zancanaro and Readers' Trait-based Models of Characters in Narrative Comprehension by David N. Rapp, Richard J. Gerrig and Deborah A. Prentice.


Motivation and Personality by Abraham H. Maslow, Robert Frager and Ruth Cox, Motivation and Personality: Handbook of Thematic Content Analysis edited by Charles P. Smith, Ethological and Psychological Models of Motivation: Towards a Synthesis by Toates Frederick and Per Jensen and Motivation, Intention and Emotion: Goal-directed Behavior from a Cognitive-neuro-ethological Perspective by Charles R. Gallistel.


Writing Dialogue for Scripts by Rib Davis, Telecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the Language of Films and Television Series edited by Roberta Piazza, Monika Bednarek and Fabio Rossi, Television Dramatic Dialogue: A Sociolinguistic Study by Kay Richardson, Television Dialogue and Natural Conversation: Linguistic Similarities and Functional Differences by Paulo Quaglio, Expressivity and Televisual Characterization by Monika Bednarek, Dialogue Generation in Character-based Interactive Storytelling by Marc Cavazza and Fred Charles, All the World's a Stage: Learning Character Models from Film by Grace Lin and Marilyn Walker, A Persona-based Neural Conversation Model by Jiwei Li, Michel Galley, Chris Brockett, Georgios P. Spithourakis, Jianfeng Gao and Bill Dolan and Metrics and Evaluation of Spoken Dialogue Systems by Helen Hastie.

Social Cognition

Comprehending Stories and Social Situations by John B. Black, James A. Galambos and Stephen J. Read, Social Comprehension and Judgment: The Role of Situation Models, Narratives, and Implicit Theories by Robert S. Wyer, Social Cognition, Inference, and Attribution by Robert S. Wyer and Donal E. Carlston and Advanced Social Cognition in the Literary Arts by Joan Peskin, Raymond A. Mar and Theanna Bischoff.

Story Logic and Continuity

The Role of Situational Continuity in Narrative Understanding by Joseph P. Magliano, Rolf A. Zwaan and Arthur C. Graesser, Measuring Narrative Cohesion: A Five Variables Approach by Charlie Hargood, David Millard and Mark Weal, The Attentional Theory of Cinematic Continuity by Tim J. Smith and Cohesion in Film: Tracking Film Elements by Chiaoi Tseng.


The Pace of Fiction: Narrative Movement and the Novel by Brian Gingrich, The Evolution of Pace in Popular Movies by James E. Cutting and Story Pacing in Interactive Storytelling by Stefan Göbel, Rainer Malkewitz and Felicitas Becker.


Learning to Predict the Perceived Visual Quality of Photos by Ou Wu, Weiming Hu and Jun Gao, Automated Aesthetic Analysis of Photographic Images by Tunç O. Aydın, Aljoscha Smolic and Markus Gross, Content-based Photo Quality Assessment by Wei Luo, Xiaogang Wang and Xiaoou Tang and Deep Aesthetic Quality Assessment with Semantic Information by Yueying Kao, Ran He and Kaiqi Huang.


Movie Storyboards: The Art of Visualizing Screenplays by Fionnuala Halligan, The Art of the Storyboard: A Filmmaker's Introduction by John Hart, Computational Approaches to Analyzing and Generating Comics by Aditya Upadhyayula, Chris Martens, Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, Andrew T. Hendrickson and Neil Cohn, Computational Approaches to Comics Analysis by Jochen Laubrock and Alexander Dunst, Towards Automatic Animated Storyboarding by Patrick Ye and Timothy Baldwin and Visualizing Natural Language Descriptions: A Survey by Kaveh Hassani and Won-Sook Lee.


Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors by Blain Brown, Computational Aesthetics Using Machine Learning for Video Game Camera Direction by Ali N. Erdem and Applying Computational Aesthetics to a Video Game Application Using Machine Learning by Ali N. Erdem and Ugur Halici.


What Makes a Professional Video? A Computational Aesthetics Approach by Yuzhen Niu and Feng Liu, Video Aesthetic Quality Assessment by Temporal Integration of Photo- and Motion-based Features by Hsin-Ho Yeh, Chun-Yu Yang, Ming-Sui Lee and Chu-Song Chen, Neurocinematics: The Neuroscience of Film by Uri Hasson, Ohad Landesman, Barbara Knappmeyer, Ignacio Vallines, Nava Rubin and David J. Heeger and Psychocinematics: Exploring Cognition at the Movies edited by Arthur P. Shimamura.


Aesthetics and Emotions in Images by Dhiraj Joshi, Ritendra Datta, Elena Fedorovskaya, Quang-Tuan Luong, James Z. Wang, Jia Li and Jiebo Luo, Affective Video Content Analysis: A Multidisciplinary Insight by Yoann Baveye, Christel Chamaret, Emmanuel Dellandréa and Liming Chen, Multi-modal Learning for Affective Content Analysis in Movies by Yun Yi and Hanli Wang, Automatic Prediction of Emotions Induced by Movies by Yoann Baveye, Affective Narratology: The Emotional Structure of Stories by Patrick C. Hogan, Film Structure and the Emotion System by Greg M. Smith and Emotion and the Structure of Narrative Film: Film as an Emotion Machine by Ed S. Tan.


Art, Narrative, and Moral Understanding by Noël Carroll, Moral Judgments and Works of Art: The Case of Narrative Literature by Mary Devereaux, The Interaction of Ethical and Aesthetic Value by Robert Stecker and On Judging the Moral Value of Narrative Artworks by James Harold.


Narrative Factuality: A Handbook edited by Monika Fludernik and Marie-Laure Ryan and Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective by Peter Lamarque and Stein H. Olsen.


Handbook of Creativity edited by John A. Glover, Royce R. Ronning and Cecil Reynolds, The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity edited by James C. Kaufman and Robert J. Sternberg, Feature Selection and Novelty in Computational Aesthetics by João Correia, Penousal Machado, Juan Romero and Adrián Carballal, Evaluating Creativity in Humans, Computers, and Collectively Intelligent Systems by Mary L. Maher and Evaluating Creativity in Computational Co-creative Systems by Pegah Karimi, Kazjon Grace, Mary L. Maher and Nicholas Davis.


Cognitive Stylistics: Language and Cognition in Text Analysis edited by Elena Semino and Jonathan Culpeper, Stylistics Meets Cognitive Science: Studying Style in Fiction and Readers' Attention from an Inter-disciplinary Perspective by Catherine Emmott, Anthony J. Sanford and Eugene J. Dawydiak, On the History of Film Style by David Bordwell and Mise-en-scène: Film Style and Interpretation by John Gibbs.