Constructing Conceptual Spaces for Novel Associations

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Kazjon Grace, Rob Saunders, John Gero: Constructing Conceptual Spaces for Novel Associations. In: Computational Creativity 2010 ICCC 2010. 120-129.



This paper reports on a system for computational analogy- making based on conceptual spaces. The system constructs conceptual spaces that express the relationships between concepts and uses them to build new associations. A case for this conceptual-space driven model of association making is made, and its advantages and disadvantages are discussed. A prototype space-construction system is detailed and one method by which such a system could be used to make associations is proposed. The system forms concepts that are useful to describe a set of objects, then learns how those concepts relate to each other. These relationships can then be used to construct analogies.

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author = {Kazjon Grace, Rob Saunders, John Gero},
title = {Constructing Conceptual Spaces for Novel Associations},
editor = {Dan Ventura, Alison Pease, Rafael P ́erez y P ́erez, Graeme Ritchie and Tony Veale},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computational Creativity},
series = {ICCC2010},
year = {2010},
month = {January},
location = {Lisbon, Portugal},
pages = {120-129},
url = {, },
publisher = {International Association for Computational Creativity},
keywords = {computational, creativity},

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