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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00209
Title
Creativity and AI: A Conceptual Blending Approach
Author
Francisco C Pereira
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
PhD
Year
2005
Number of Pages
276
University
University of Coimbra
Thesis Supervisor
Amilcar Cardoso
Supervisor e-mail
amilcar AT dei.uc.pt
Other Supervisor(s)
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Computer Science
Languages Familiar to Author
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French
URL where full thesis can be found
www.amazon.co.uk/Creativity-Artificial-Intelligence-Applications-Linguistics/dp/3110186098/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1197966659&sr=8-1
Keywords
Creativity, AI, Conceptual Blending
Abstract: 200-400 words
The main motivating factor behind this thesis is the appealing, yet often controversial, goal of computational modelling of creativity. A cross-disciplinary study of creativity is a mandatory first step and this will help us construct a synthesis from an AI perspective. From this, we focus on a Model of Concept Invention and, more practically, on a computational system, Divago. The Model of Concept Invention is built over the expected principles for a creative system. It is formalized, although in a computationally idealistic manner, i.e. its implied complexity prevents it from a feasible implementation. Divago is the partial instantiation of this abstract model and comprises the main technical substance of the book. This system is centered on an implementation of the cognitive linguistics framework of Conceptual Blending, as well as on a mapping algorithm based on Metaphor work. Divago was subject to experimentation in a range of applications and analyzed according to methodologies that have been proposed with the area of Creativity and AI. Other validation procedures are followed, namely in the comparison to other works and to Conceptual Blending literature.