CeRch seminar, 28th Feb: Building an Ontology of Creativity

28/02/2012 18:15

Creativity is a complex and multi-dimensional concept that encompasses
many related aspects, abilities, properties and behaviours and can be
viewed from many different perspectives. Difficulties in identifying a
comprehensive, widely-accepted definition of creativity have hindered
progress in computational creativity research as researchers have no
baseline to evaluate against or standards to aim towards. An important,
related issue is that of defining creativity in a machine-readable
format, such that a computational creativity system has a sufficient
understanding of the concept to permit self-evaluation. This paper
presents an ontology of creativity and its publication as Linked Data
within the Semantic Web. Using techniques from statistical natural
language processing, we analysed discussions of creativity and
identified fourteen distinct themes or components. The components
provide an ontology of creativity: a set of building blocks that
collectively define creativity. This ontological definition of
creativity makes the concept more tractable to study and evaluate, both
for humans and machines.


Anatomy Theatre, Kings College London
United Kingdom

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