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Story Centaur: Large Language Model Few Shot Learning as a Creative Writing Tool

EACL (European Association of Computational Linguistics) (2021)

Abstract

Few shot learning with large language models has the potential to give people without formal machine learning training the access to a wide range of text to text models. We consider how this applies to creative writers and present \textsc{Story Centaur}, a user interface for prototyping few shot models and a set of recombinable web components that deploy them. \textsc{Story Centaur}'s goal is to expose creative writers to few shot learning with a simple but powerful interface that lets these writers compose their own co-creation tools that further their own unique artistic directions. We build out several examples of this goal, and in the process probe the boundaries and issues surrounding generation with large language models.

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