Vismantic : Meaning-making with Images

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Xiao , P & Linkola , S M 2015 , Vismantic : Meaning-making with Images . in H Toivonen , S Colton , M Cook & D Ventura (eds) , Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity . Brigham Young University , Provo, Utah, USA , pp. 158-165 , International Conference on Computational Creativity , Salt Lake City, Utah , United States , 29/06/2015 . < http://axon.cs.byu.edu/ICCC2015proceedings/7.2Xiao.pdf >

Title: Vismantic : Meaning-making with Images
Author: Xiao, Ping; Linkola, Simo Matias
Editor: Toivonen, Hannu; Colton, Simon; Cook, Michael; Ventura, Dan
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Publisher: Brigham Young University
Date: 2015-06-29
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity
ISBN: 978-0-8425-2970-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/155668
Abstract: This paper presents Vismantic, a semi-automatic system generating proposals of visual composition (visual ideas) in order to express specific meanings. It implements a process of developing visual solutions from ‘what to say’ to ‘how to say’, which requires both conceptual and visual creativity. In particular, Vismantic extends previous work on using conceptual knowledge to find diverse visual representations of abstract concepts, with the capacity of combining two images in three ways, including juxtaposition, replacement and fusion. In an informal evaluation consisting of five communication tasks, Vismantic demonstrated the potential of producing a number of expressive and diverse ideas, among which many are surprising. Our analysis of the generated images confirms that visual meaning making is a subtle interaction between all elements in a picture, for which Vismantic demands more visual semantic knowledge, higher image analysis and synthesis skills, and the ability of interpreting composed images, in order to deliver more ideas that make sense.
Subject: 113 Computer and information sciences
image generation
meaning making
diversifying search
pictorial combination
visual idea
conceptual creativity
visual creativity
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