Conceptual Representations for Concept Creation

Xiao, Ping; Toivonen, Hannu; Gross, Oskar; Cardoso, Amílcar; Correia, João; Machado, Penousal; Martins, Pedro; Goncalo Oliveira, Hugo; Sharma, Rahul; Pinto, Alexandre Miguel; Díaz, Alberto; Francisco, Virginia; Gervás, Pablo; Hervás, Raquel; León, Carlos; Forth, Jamie; Purver, Matthew; Wiggins, Geraint A.; Miljković, Dragana; Podpečan, Vid; Pollak, Senja; Kralj, Jan; Žnidaršič, Martin; Bohanec, Marko; Lavrač, Nada; Urbančič, Tanja; van der Velde, Frank and Battersby, Stuart. 2019. Conceptual Representations for Concept Creation. ACM Computing Surveys, 52(1), ISSN 0360-0300 [Article]

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Computational creativity seeks to understand computational mechanisms that can be characterized as creative. The creation of new concepts is a central challenge for any creative system. In this paper, we outline different approaches to computational concept creation and then review conceptual representations relevant to concept creation, and therefore to computational creativity. The conceptual representations are organized in accordance with two important perspectives on the distinctions between them. One distinction is between symbolic, spatial and connectionist representations. The other is between descriptive and procedural representations. Additionally, conceptual representations used in particular creative domains, i.e. language, music, image and emotion, are reviewed separately. For every representation reviewed, we cover the inference it affords, the computational means of building it, and its application in concept creation.

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Computational creativity; concept creation; concept; conceptual representation; procedural representation

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24 February 2018Accepted
28 February 2019Published

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15 May 2018 08:51

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29 Apr 2020 16:45

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