Software Narratology: A Definition

Let’s define a software or computer narratology as an application of the theory and methods of literary narratology to the domain of software execution where software traces and logs are considered as a narrative, the story of a computation (*). As an example, we have the following correspondence between 4-tiers of literary and software narrative models:

Events            Instructions, statements, functions
History           Concrete execution path
Narrative         Software trace
Presentation      View (from a trace viewer)

(*) Please do not confuse software narratology with computational narratology.

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