Cardinal: Computer-assisted authoring of movie scripts

Marcel Marti, Rushit Sanghrajka, Isabel Simo, Jodok Vieli, Daniel Inversini, Sasha Schriber, Markus Gross, Wojciech Witoń, Diana Wotruba, Mubbasir Kapadia

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We present CARDINAL, a tool for computer-assisted authoring of movie scripts. CARDINAL provides a means of viewing a script through a variety of perspectives, for interpretation as well as editing. This is made possible by virtue of intelligent automated analysis of natural language scripts and generating different intermediate representations. CARDINAL generates 2-D and 3-D visualizations of the scripted narrative and also presents interactions in a timeline-based view. The visualizations empower the scriptwriter to understand their story from a spatial perspective, and the timeline view provides an overview of the interactions in the story. The user study reveals that users of the system demonstrated confidence and comfort using the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUI 2018 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349451
StatePublished - Mar 5 2018
Event23rd ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Mar 7 2018Mar 11 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI


Other23rd ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction


  • Computer-assisted authoring
  • Natural language processing
  • Previz
  • Scriptwriting


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