6 Plots In All Stories

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Andrew Reagan and fellow researchers at the Computational Story Lab at the University of Vermont in Burlington have used sentiment analysis to map the emotional arcs of over 1,700 stories and then used data-mining techniques to reveal the most common arcs. “We find a set of six core trajectories which form the building blocks of complex narratives,” they say.

See the article from MIT Review and (with illustrations) from the Daily Mail.

 

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