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Improbable Creativity

Authors Alan Dorin, Kevin B Korb

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Alan Dorin
Kevin B Korb

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Alan Dorin and Kevin B Korb. Improbable Creativity. In Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 9291, pp. 1-15, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2009)


We begin with a number of basic facts about creativity and a brief history of the idea. These provide criteria that any definition of the term should meet and help guide us to a new definition of creativity. This definition is independent of cultural appropriateness or the perceived value of creative objects, ideas which have encumbered previous investigations. We briefly defend our definition against some plausible objections and then explore the ways in which this new definition differs from alternative views, by improving upon them.
  • Creativity
  • mechanism
  • novelty
  • complexity
  • representation.


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