|A community's stories are an important source of information about the community because they:
|What is a Story? A "story" or "narrative" for StoryGarden is simply a recounting of an event or an idea for a reader or listener. For StoryGarden's use, stories do not need a professional writer's capabilities in providing story structure or a great vocabulary. Rather, a simple recounting of what is important to a writer is all that is required. Credibility, simplicity and clarity are of paramount importance. Having said that, StoryGarden can work with short narratives contributed specifically, or it can search the web to look for and analyse all the blog posts, media articles, scholarly studies that can be discovered on a particular topic.
StoryGarden analyses a collection of stories (a "corpus") to discover values, attitudes and opinions found in a collection of narratives. Used effectively, StoryGarden can: