Experiments with computational creativity

Wlodzislaw Duch,
School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,
and Department of Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University,
Grudziadzka 5, 87-100 Torun, Poland.


Neurocognitive model inspired by the putative processes in the brain has been applied to invention of novel words. This domain is proposed as the simplest way to understand creativity using experimental and computational means. Three factors are essential for creativity in this domain: knowledge of the statistical language properties, imagination constrained by this knowledge, and filtering of results that selects most interesting novel words. These principles are implemented using a simple correlation-based algorithm for auto-associative memory that learns the statistical properties of language. Results are surprisingly similar to those created by humans. Perspectives on computational models of creativity are discussed.

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Reference: Neural Information Processing Letters and Reviews, Vol. 11, No. 4-6, April/June 2007, pp. 123-133

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