A Semantic Map for Evaluating Creativity

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Frank van der Velde, Roger A. Wolf, Martin Schmettow and Deniece S. Nazareth: A Semantic Map for Evaluating Creativity. In: Computational Creativity 2015 ICCC 2015, 94-101.



We present a semantic map of words related with creativity. The aim is to empirically derive terms which can be used to rate processes or products of computational creativity. The words in the map are based on association studies performed by human subjects and augmented with words derived from the literature (based on human raters). The words are used in a card sorting study to investigate the way they are categorized by human subjects. The results are arranged in a heat map of word relations based on a hierarchical cluster analysis. The cluster analysis and a principal component analysis provide a set of five to six clusters of items related to each other, and as clusters related to creativity. These clusters could form a basis for scales used to rate aspects of computational creativity.

Extended Abstract


 author = {Velde, Frank van der and Wolf, Roger A. and Schmettow, Martin and Nazareth, Deniece S.},
 title = {A Semantic Map for Evaluating Creativity},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity},
 series = {ICCC2015},
 year = {2015},
 month = {Jun},
 location = {Park City, Utah, USA},
 pages = {94-101},
 url = {http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2015/proceedings/5_1VanDerVelde.pdf http://de.evo-art.org/index.php?title=A_Semantic_Map_for_Evaluating_Creativity },
 publisher = {International Association for Computational Creativity},
 keywords = {computational, creativity},

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