|Title||SPARQLing Conversation: Automating The Bechdel-Wallace Test|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Conference Name||Narrative and Hypertext Workshop|
|Keywords||Annotation, OntoMedia, SPARQL|
One of the goals in digital narrative is to describe the ele- ments within a story in such a way that they can be analysed and queried. In this paper we present one attempt at rep- resenting and applying a well-known rubric, the Bechdel- Wallace test, to a work of fiction. While the final results were disappointing we describe the process that we under- took and highlight the areas of difficulty and complexity which we found and which we will need to address in future work.