The Good, the Bad, and the AHA! Blends



We present and discuss quality assessment of visual blends based on how humans perceive them. This work represents part of a wider study aimed at determining the fundamental characteristics of a good blend. Based on the obtained insights, we hope to make a more comprehensible explanation of some less clear and not fully described aspects of the conceptual blending mechanism that play a fundamental role in creative thinking. Additionally, we intend to bring these insights into the design of artificial creative systems.


Computational Creativity, Conceptual Blending, Artificial Intelligence

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ConCreTe - Concept Creation Technology


6th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2015, June 2015

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Year 2014 : 1 citations

 Martinez, Maricarmen, et al. "Algorithmic aspects of theory blending." Artificial intelligence and symbolic computation. Springer International Publishing, 2014.