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Alison Pease and Simon Colton: Computational Creativity Theory: Inspirations behind the FACE and the IDEA models. In: Computational Creativity 2011 ICCC 2011, pp. 72-77.



We introduce two descriptive models for evaluating cre- ative software; the FACE model, which describes cre- ative acts performed by software in terms of tuples of generative acts, and the IDEA model, which describes how such creative acts can have an impact upon an au- dience. We show how these models have been inspired both by ideas in the psychology of creativity and by an analysis of acts of human creativity.

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author = {Alison Pease and Simon Colton},
title = {Computational Creativity Theory: Inspirations behind the FACE and the IDEA models},
editor = {Dan Ventura, Pablo Gervás, D. Fox Harrell, Mary Lou Maher, Alison Pease and Geraint Wiggins},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computational Creativity},
series = {ICCC2011},
year = {2011},
month = {April},
location = {México City, México},
pages = {72-77},
url = {, },
publisher = {International Association for Computational Creativity},
keywords = {computational, creativity},

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