Visual Story Generation Based on Emotion and Keywords

7 Jan 2023  ·  Yuetian Chen, Ruohua Li, Bowen Shi, Peiru Liu, Mei Si ·

Automated visual story generation aims to produce stories with corresponding illustrations that exhibit coherence, progression, and adherence to characters' emotional development. This work proposes a story generation pipeline to co-create visual stories with the users. The pipeline allows the user to control events and emotions on the generated content. The pipeline includes two parts: narrative and image generation. For narrative generation, the system generates the next sentence using user-specified keywords and emotion labels. For image generation, diffusion models are used to create a visually appealing image corresponding to each generated sentence. Further, object recognition is applied to the generated images to allow objects in these images to be mentioned in future story development.

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