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Title: An Adjectival Interface for Procedural Content Generation
Authors: Hultquist, Carl
Gain, James
Cairns, David
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Editors: Plemenos, Dimitri
Miaoulis, Georgios
Citation: Hultquist C, Gain J & Cairns D (2009) An Adjectival Interface for Procedural Content Generation. In: Plemenos Dimitri, Miaoulis Georgios (ed.). Intelligent Computer Graphics 2009. Studies in Computational Intelligence, Volume 240, Berlin: Springer, pp. 143-165.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Series/Report no.: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Volume 240
Abstract: This paper presents a novel interface for generating procedural models, textures, and other content, motivated by the need for interfaces that are simpler to understand and more rapidly utilize. Instead of directly manipulating procedural parameters, users specify adjectives that describe the content to be generated. By making use of a training corpus and semantic information from the WordNet database, our system is able to map from the set of all possible descriptions, adjective space, to the set of all combinations of procedural parameters, parameter space. This is achieved through a modification to radial basis function networks, and the application of particle swarm optimization to search for suitable solutions. By testing with three very different procedural generation systems, we demonstrate the wide applicability of this approach. Our results show that non-technical users not only prefer an adjectival interface to one offering direct control over the procedural parameters, but also produce content that more closely matches a given target.
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Type: Part of book or chapter of book
Affiliation: University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
Computing Science - CSM Dept

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