Exploding The Creativity Myth

Anyone with an open mind and a computer and a desire to learn about how we creatively say things with words will love this book.Written by an expert in natural language generation, this deceptively simple book offers powerful tools for ...

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441155160

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Karl Lagerfeld's description of his sunglasses as a 'Burqa for my eyes' drew a huge amount of commentary. But what was going on within that phrase? Why was it deemed original and contentious and what can it tell us about creativity? Taking us through cliché, metaphor, analogy, neologism and surrealism, amongst other creative tropes, Tony Veale offers a comprehensive guide to the actual processes behind linguistic creativity. By grounding his approachable examples in easy to replicate methods, the book is perfect as a resource for individual creative exploration. Anyone with an open mind and a computer and a desire to learn about how we creatively say things with words will love this book.Written by an expert in natural language generation, this deceptively simple book offers powerful tools for reconceptualising creativity.

Exploding The Creativity Myth

The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity Tony Veale. figuRe 3.1 A problem solver explores a space of different possibilities and solutions.

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441181725

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Pulls back the curtain on creativity and language, using a wide range of examples to illustrate how we create new ways of saying things.

Computational Creativity

The Philosophy and Engineering of Autonomously Creative Systems Tony Veale, ... Exploding the creativity myth: The computational foundations of ...

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319436104

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Computational creativity is an emerging field of research within AI that focuses on the capacity of machines to both generate and evaluate novel outputs that would, if produced by a human, be considered creative. This book is intended to be a canonical text for this new discipline, through which researchers and students can absorb the philosophy of the field and learn its methods. After a comprehensive introduction to the idea of systematizing creativity the contributions address topics such as autonomous intentionality, conceptual blending, literature mining, computational design, models of novelty, evaluating progress in related research, computer-supported human creativity and human-supported computer creativity, common-sense knowledge, and models of social creativity. Products of this research will have real consequences for the worlds of entertainment, culture, science, education, design, and art, in addition to artificial intelligence, and the book will be of value to practitioners and students in all these domains.

Language and Creativity

Veale, T. (2012) Exploding the Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity, London: Bloomsbury. Vo Thuc Ahn and Carter, ...

Author: Ronald Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317332657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Language and Creativity has become established as a pivotal text for courses in English Language, Linguistics and Literacy. Creativity in language has conventionally been regarded as the preserve of institutionalised discourses such as literature and advertising, and individual gifted minds. In this ground-breaking book, bestselling author Ronald Carter explores the idea that creativity, far from being simply a property of exceptional people, is an exceptional property of all people. Drawing on a range of real examples of everyday conversations and speech, from flatmates in a student house and families on holiday to psychotherapy sessions and chat-lines, the book argues that creativity is an all-pervasive feature of everyday language. Using close analysis of naturally occurring language, taken from a unique 5 million word corpus, Language and Creativity reveals that speakers commonly make meanings in a variety of creative ways, in a wide range of social contexts and for a diverse set of reasons. This Routledge Linguistics Classic is here reissued with a new preface from the author, covering a range of key topics from e-language and internet discourse to English language teaching and world Englishes. Language and Creativity continues to build on the previous theories of creativity, offering a radical contribution to linguistic, literary and cultural theory. A must for anyone interested in the creativity of our everyday speech.

Applied Psycholinguistics and Multilingual Cognition in Human Creativity

Exploding the creativity myth: The computational foundations of linguistic creativity. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Vernon, P. E. (1970).

Author: Christiansen, Bryan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522569930

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Multilingualism is becoming a social phenomenon governed by the needs of globalization and cultural openness. Owing to the ease of access to information facilitated by the internet, individuals' exposure to multiple languages is becoming increasingly frequent, thereby promoting a need to acquire successful methods in understanding language. Applied Psycholinguistics and Multilingual Cognition in Human Creativity is an essential reference source that discusses the psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend, and produce language, as well as its applications in human development, the social sciences, communication theories, and infant development. Featuring research on topics such as international business, language processing, and organizational research, this book is ideally designed for linguists, psychologists, humanities and social sciences researchers, managers, and graduate-level students seeking coverage on language acquisition and communication.

Computational Creativity Research Towards Creative Machines

... San Francisco (2011) Veale, T.: Exploding the Creativity Myth: Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity. Bloomsbury, London (2012) Veale, ...

Author: Tarek R. Besold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462390850

Category: Computers

Page: 406

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Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence in their own right all are flourishing research disciplines producing surprising and captivating results that continuously influence and change our view on where the limits of intelligent machines lie, each day pushing the boundaries a bit further. By 2014, all three fields also have left their marks on everyday life – machine-composed music has been performed in concert halls, automated theorem provers are accepted tools in enterprises’ R&D departments, and cognitive architectures are being integrated in pilot assistance systems for next generation airplanes. Still, although the corresponding aims and goals are clearly similar (as are the common methods and approaches), the developments in each of these areas have happened mostly individually within the respective community and without closer relationships to the goings-on in the other two disciplines. In order to overcome this gap and to provide a common platform for interaction and exchange between the different directions, the International Workshops on “Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence” (C3GI) have been started. At ECAI-2012 and IJCAI-2013, the first and second edition of C3GI each gathered researchers from all three fields, presenting recent developments and results from their research and in dialogue and joint debates bridging the disciplinary boundaries. The chapters contained in this book are based on expanded versions of accepted contributions to the workshops and additional selected contributions by renowned researchers in the relevant fields. Individually, they give an account of the state-of-the-art in their respective area, discussing both, theoretical approaches as well as implemented systems. When taken together and looked at from an integrative perspective, the book in its totality offers a starting point for a (re)integration of Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence, making visible common lines of work and theoretical underpinnings, and pointing at chances and opportunities arising from the interplay of the three fields.

The Myth of the Welfare State

Even the vastly creative private manufacturers and other groups still remaining in ... even when they are surrounded by a vast explosion of creativity.

Author: Jack D. Douglas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351479059

Category: Political Science

Page: 514

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The Myth of the Welfare Stale is a basic and sweeping explanation of the rise and fall of great powers, and of the profound impacts of these megastates on ordinary lives. Its central theme is the rise of bureaucratic collectivization in American society. It is Douglas's conviction, which he supports with a wealth of detail, that statist bureaucracies produce siagnation, often exacerbated by inflation, which in turn produces the waning of state power.Douglas has his own set of ""isms"" that require concerted attention: mass mediated rationalism, scientism, technologism, credentialism, and expertism. People who make policies have little, if any, awareness of the actual way social processes evolve: agricultural policy is set by people who know little of farming, arid manufacturing policy is set by people who have never set foot on a factory floor. In light of this ""soaring average ignorance,"" it is little wonder that policy-making has Alice-in-Wonderland characteristics and effects.Douglas sees the notion of a welfare state as a contradiction in terms; its widespread insinuation into the culture is made possible by its weak mythological form and benign-sounding characteristics. In fact, welfare states in whatever form they appear have failed in their purpose: to redistribute income or increase real wealth. The megastates are the source of social instability and economic downturn. They grow like a tidal drift. They start out to correct the historical grievances of the laissez-faire states, only to increase the problems they seek to correct. In this, the welfare state is a weakened form of the totalitarian state, producing similarly unhappy results.Professor Douglas has produced a work of ""anti-policy"" - arguing that freedom leavened by an ordinary sense of self-interest and social concern can overcome the shortfalls of the megastates and their myth-making, self-serving, propensities.

Exploding The Myths Of School Reform

This task requires creative thinking and is another way of helping pupils to make new connections between ideas and to engage in higher order thinking ...

Author: Hopkins, David

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335263141

Category: Education

Page: 344

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This book looks at the failure of educational reform efforts to impact on the learning and performance of students due to misguided action based on a number of myths associated with school reform which remain prevalent in education.

Your Wit Is My Command

Exploding the Creativity Myth : The Computational Foundations of Linguistic ... “ Déjà Vu All Over Again : On the Creative Value of Familiar Elements in the ...

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262366410

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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For fans of computers and comedy alike, an accessible and entertaining look into how we can use artificial intelligence to make smart machines funny. Most robots and smart devices are not known for their joke-telling abilities. And yet, as computer scientist Tony Veale explains in Your Wit Is My Command, machines are not inherently unfunny; they are just programmed that way. By examining the mechanisms of humor and jokes--how jokes actually works--Veale shows that computers can be built with a sense of humor, capable not only of producing a joke but also of appreciating one. Along the way, he explores the humor-generating capacities of fictional robots ranging from B-9 in Lost in Space to TARS in Interstellar, maps out possible scenarios for developing witty robots, and investigates such aspects of humor as puns, sarcasm, and offensiveness. In order for robots to be funny, Veale explains, we need to analyze humor computationally. Using artificial intelligence (AI), Veale shows that joke generation is a knowledge-based process--a sense of humor is blend of wit and wisdom. He notes that existing technologies can detect sarcasm in conversation, and explains how some jokes can be pre-scripted while others are generated algorithmically--all while making the technical aspects of AI accessible for the general reader. Of course, there's no single algorithm or technology that we can plug in to make our virtual assistants or GPS voice navigation funny, but Veale provides a computational roadmap for how we might get there.

Metaphor in Communication Science and Education

The creative process: A computer model of storytelling, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. ... Exploding the creativity myth: The computational foundations of ...

Author: Francesca Ervas

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110549928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 331

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This collection of papers presents some recent trends in metaphor studies that propose new directions of research on the embodied cognition perspective. The overall volume, in particular, shows how the embodied cognition still remains a relevant approach in a multidisciplinary research on the communicative side of metaphors, by focusing on both comprehension processes in science as well as learning processes in education.

Case Based Reasoning Research and Development

Veale, T.: Creativity as pastiche: A computational treatment of metaphoric blends, ... T.: Exploding the Creativity Myth: The computational foundations of ...

Author: Luc Lamontagne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319112091

Category: Computers

Page: 542

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development (ICCBR 2014) held in Cork, Ireland, in September 2014. The 35 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 49 submissions. The presentations cover a wide range of CBR topics of interest both to researchers and practitioners including case retrieval and adaptation, similarity assessment, case base maintenance, knowledge management, recommender systems, multiagent systems, textual CBR, and applications to healthcare and computer games.

Understanding Formulaic Language

Language creativity and co-emergence of form and meaning in creative writing tasks. ... Exploding the creativity myth: The computational foundations of ...

Author: Anna Siyanova-Chanturia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351797566

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Understanding Formulaic Language: A Second Language Acquisition Perspective brings together leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary account of the acquisition, processing, and use of formulaic language. Contributors present three distinct but complementary perspectives on the study of formulaic language – cognitive/psycholinguistic, socio-cultural/pragmatic, and pedagogical – to highlight new work as well as directions for future work. This book is an essential resource for established researchers and graduate students in second language acquisition and pedagogy, corpus and cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics.

ICT Innovations 2016

Thus, if the notion of creative processing is cognitively real, then language ... Veale, T.: Exploding the Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of ...

Author: Georgi Stojanov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319688558

Category: Computers

Page: 252

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The International Conference on ICT Innovations was held in September 2016, in Ohrid, Macedonia, with the main topic “Cognitive Functions and Next Generation ICT Systems”. We live in the era where technologies are intimately woven into virtually all aspects of daily life and are becoming almost invisible. While these technologies have considerable benefits, they also have a number of shortcomings and unforeseen consequences. For example, on the one hand, bodily sensors that track physical activity, physiological parameters and sleep patterns can help promote healthy habits and can enable early detection of problems. On the other hand, attention spans are becoming shorter and shorter due to constant interruptions by notifications, emails, and instant messages being delivered to cell phones or watches, and similar disturbances. Moreover, the privacy issues involved in storing and manipulation of these data must not be neglected. The technological convergence of sciences that were considered separate in the past, like information and communication technologies, cognitive sciences, nanotechnologies and biotechnologies, determines not only our society, health and economy, but also our education and culture. The conference gathered academics, professionals and practitioners involved in developing solutions and systems in the industrial and business arena, especially innovative commercial implementations, to discuss novel applications of these next-generation, emerging technologies in the context of human cognitive functions.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

He is the author of the 2012 monograph on computational linguistic creativity titled Exploding the Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of ...

Author: Norbert Fuhr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319439976

Category: Computers

Page: 476

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2016, held in Hannover, Germany, in September 2016. The 28 full papers, 5 posters and 8 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 93 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: Digital Library Design; User Aspects; Search; Web Archives; Semantics; Multimedia and Time Aspects; Digital Library Evaluation; Digital Humanities; e-Infrastructures.

Metaphor

This book offers a comprehensive approach to the computational treatment of metaphor and its figurative brethren—including simile, analogy, and conceptual blending—that does not shy away from their important cognitive and philosophical ...

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 9781681731834

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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The literary imagination may take flight on the wings of metaphor, but hard-headed scientists are just as likely as doe-eyed poets to reach for a metaphor when the descriptive need arises. Metaphor is a pervasive aspect of every genre of text and every register of speech, and is as useful for describing the inner workings of a "black hole" (itself a metaphor) as it is the affairs of the human heart. The ubiquity of metaphor in natural language thus poses a significant challenge for Natural Language Processing (NLP) systems and their builders, who cannot afford to wait until the problems of literal language have been solved before turning their attention to figurative phenomena. This book offers a comprehensive approach to the computational treatment of metaphor and its figurative brethren—including simile, analogy, and conceptual blending—that does not shy away from their important cognitive and philosophical dimensions. Veale, Shutova, and Beigman Klebanov approach metaphor from multiple computational perspectives, providing coverage of both symbolic and statistical approaches to interpretation and paraphrase generation, while also considering key contributions from philosophy on what constitutes the "meaning" of a metaphor. This book also surveys available metaphor corpora and discusses protocols for metaphor annotation. Any reader with an interest in metaphor, from beginning researchers to seasoned scholars, will find this book to be an invaluable guide to what is a fascinating linguistic phenomenon.

Cognitive Linguistics and Humor Research

Exploding the Creativity Myth: The Computational Foundations of Linguistic ... E Unis Pluribum: Using Mental Agility to Achieve Creative Duality in Word, ...

Author: Geert Brône

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110395037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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To what extent can Cognitive Linguistics benefit from the systematic study of a creative phenomenon like humor? Although the authors in this volume approach this question from different perspectives, they share the profound belief that humorous data may provide a unique insight into the complex interplay of quantitative and qualitative aspects of meaning construction.

Producing Figurative Expression

Exploding the creativity myth : The computational foundations of linguistic creativity . London , UK : Bloomsbury Academic . Veale , T. ( 2013 ) .

Author: John Barnden

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260406

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 549

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This collection contains a selection of recent work on people’s production of figurative language (metaphoric, ironic, metonymic, hyperbolic, ...) and similarly of figurative expression in visual media and artefact design. The articles illuminate issues such as why and under what circumstances people produce figurative expression and how it is moulded by their aims. By focusing on production, the intention is to help stimulate more academic research on it and redress historically lower levels of published work on generation than on understanding of figurative expression. The contributions stretch across various academic disciplines—mainly psychology, cognitive linguistics and applied linguistics, but with a representation also of philosophy and artificial intelligence—and across different types of endeavour—theoretical investigation and model building, experimental studies, and applications focussed work (for instance, figurative expression in product design and online support groups). There is also a wide-ranging introductory chapter that touches on areas outside the scope of the contributed articles and discusses difficult issues such as a complex interplay of production and understanding.

Irony in Language Use and Communication

Exploding the creativity myth. The computational foundations of linguistic creativity. London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Author: Angeliki Athanasiadou

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027264824

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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The volume provides original research and analyses of the multi-faceted conceptual and verbal process(es) of irony. Key topics explored include interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to the study of irony. Collectively, the papers examine irony from psychology, embodiment studies, philosophy, cognitive linguistics, the connection and impact of irony on culture and (media) communication, different approaches to verbal irony and others—ultimately attempting to model the mechanisms underlying ironic forms and the psycholinguistic motivations for their investigation. The comprehensive treatment of these issues is fundamental for future research on irony and related phenomena, particularly on questions of its usage, the diversity and/or unity of irony and ultimately the interrelationships between figurative thought and language.

Ten Lectures on Cognitive Modeling

The contemporary theory of metaphor: Myths, developments and challenges. Metaphor and Symbol, 26, 161–185. ... Exploding the creativity myth.

Author: Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004439221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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These lectures discuss cognitive modelling in language-based meaning construction. It puts forward a unified analytical framework for several linguistic phenomena, including different types of constructions, traditional implicature and speech acts, and figures of speech like metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole, and irony.

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics

Exploding the creativity myth: the computational foundations of linguistic creativity. London: Bloomsbury. Veale, Tony, Kurt Feyaerts, and Geert Brône.

Author: Barbara Dancygier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108146135

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The best survey of cognitive linguistics available, this Handbook provides a thorough explanation of its rich methodology, key results, and interdisciplinary context. With in-depth coverage of the research questions, basic concepts, and various theoretical approaches, the Handbook addresses newly emerging subfields and shows their contribution to the discipline. The Handbook introduces fields of study that have become central to cognitive linguistics, such as conceptual mappings and construction grammar. It explains all the main areas of linguistic analysis traditionally expected in a full linguistics framework, and includes fields of study such as language acquisition, sociolinguistics, diachronic studies, and corpus linguistics. Setting linguistic facts within the context of many other disciplines, the Handbook will be welcomed by researchers and students in a broad range of disciplines, including linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, gesture studies, computational linguistics, and multimodal studies.