Lexical Creativity from Word Associations

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Gross , O , Toivonen , H , Toivanen , J & Valitutti , A 2012 , Lexical Creativity from Word Associations . in V CS Lee & K-L Ong (eds) , The 7th IEEE International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems (KICSS) . IEEE , pp. 35-42 , International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems (KICSS) , Melbourne , Australia , 08/11/2012 . < http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/htoivone/pubs/kicss_2012.pdf >

Title: Lexical Creativity from Word Associations
Author: Gross, Oskar; Toivonen, Hannu; Toivanen, Jukka; Valitutti, Alessandro
Editor: Lee, Vincent CS; Ong, Kok-Leong
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Publisher: IEEE
Date: 2012
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: The 7th IEEE International Conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems (KICSS)
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4861-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/39235
Abstract: A fluent ability to associate tasks, concepts, ideas, knowledge and experiences in a relevant way is often considered an important factor of creativity, especially in problem solving. We are interested in providing computational support for discovering such creative associations. In this paper we design minimally supervised methods that can perform well in the remote associates test (RAT), a well-known psychometric measure of creativity. We show that with a large corpus of text and some relatively simple principles, this can be achieved. We then develop methods for a more general word association model that could be used in lexical creativity support systems, and which also could be a small step towards lexical creativity in computers.
Subject: 113 Computer and information sciences
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