Storytelling bots learn to punch up their last lines

This article by Carnegie Mellon University originally appeared in Science Daily

The problem is that most algorithms for generating the end of a story tend to favor generic sentences, such as “They had a great time,” or “He was sad.” Those may be boring, but Alan Black, a professor in CMU’s Language Technologies Institute, said they aren’t necessarily worse than a non sequitur such as “The UFO came and took them all away.”

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