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Graeme Ritchie: A closer look at creativity as search. In: Computational Creativity 2012 ICCC 2012, 41-48.



Several papers by Wiggins (building on ideas by Bo- den) have outlined a view of creative concept genera- tion as a very general search process, but that formal- isation has not been developed much in the past few years. Also, there are some aspects where clarification or spelling out of details would be useful. We present a re-formulation of the central ideas in Wiggins’s frame- work, with slightly more rigorous statements of the def- initions and a number of minor extensions. We also ex- plain how this framework relates to some hitherto com- pletely separate proposals by Ritchie.

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author = {Graeme Ritchie},
title = {A closer look at creativity as search},
editor = {Mary Lou Maher, Kristian Hammond, Alison Pease, Rafael Pérez y Pérez, Dan Ventura and Geraint Wiggins},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Creativity},
series = {ICCC2012},
year = {2012},
month = {May},
location = {Dublin, Ireland},
pages = {41-48},
url = {http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2012/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/041-Ritchie.pdf, http://de.evo-art.org/index.php?title=A_closer_look_at_creativity_as_search },
publisher = {International Association for Computational Creativity},
keywords = {computational, creativity},

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