Exquisite Corpus

Exquisite Corpus is a collaborative writing application that aims to explore new and more "indirect" forms of collaboration similar to those in open-source software or in Wikipedia. EC allows collaborators to contribute short vignettes in traditional "scene" (i.e., screenplay or script) form and then, using heuristics and AI techniques, helps to integrate these into larger aggregate works suitable for use as a movie or play script. These aggregate works aim to provide consistent characters and themes through the work. The system provides a platform for investigating and improving computer support of indirect collaboration.