LINGUIST List 15.3293

Tue Nov 23 2004

Software: Storybase - A Dictionary of Narrative Situations

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Message 1: Storybase - A Dictionary of Narrative Situations

Date: 12-Nov-2004
From: Wylie Sawyer <diceymattersyahoo.com>
Subject: Storybase - A Dictionary of Narrative Situations


Storybase is an interesting attept at indexing narrative situations.  It is
 comprised of over 2,000 unique narrative primitives that have been written
 (in English) without gender pronouns and without culture-specific
 references.  Thus Storybase represents a common human denominator.
 
 The primitives have been indexed according to the mindset, or mental state
 of the 'characters' and the thrust, or action of the situations.  'Mindset'
 and 'Thrust' appear to be an attempt at achieving a synthesis of objective
 and subjective viewpoints.
 
 Available only for Windows based machines, more information can be seen at
 www.storybase.net ;
 
 Linguistic Field(s):
 Anthropological Linguistics,
 Discourse Analysis,
 Ling & Literature,
 Psycholinguistics,
 Semantics
 Sociolinguistics 
 
 Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
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