Optimality Principles for Conceptual Blending: A First Computational Approach



We propose an implementation of the eight Optimality Principles from the framework of Conceptual Blending,
as presented by Fauconnier and Turner (1998). Conceptual Blending explains several cognitive phenomena in
the light of the integration of knowledge from different mental spaces onto a single mental space: the Blend.
The Optimality Principles express general pressures that compete in the generation of the Blend.
The work we present now corresponds to the Constraints module of our computational model of Conceptual
Blending, also described in other papers.


Conceptual Blending, Creativity


Conceptual Blending


The Interdisciplinary Journal of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour(AISBJ ), Vol. 1, #4, Eduardo Alonso and Geraint Wiggins, July 2003

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Year 2012 : 2 citations

 Abdel-Fattah. "Feasibility of Concept Blending in Interpreting Novel Noun Compounds". Proceedings of the Workshop “Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence”. Tarek R. Besold, Kai-Uwe Ku?hnberger, Marco Schorlemmer & Alan Smaill (eds.). PICS
Publications of the Institute of Cognitive Science Volume 1-2012

 Ahmed Abdel-Fattah, Tarek Besold, and Kai-Uwe Ku?hnberger. Creativity, Cognitive Mechanisms, and Logic. 5th Conference on Artificial General Intelligence. Oxford, UK, December, 2012

Year 2010 : 1 citations

 Hayes, J. "Lexical Ontologies as Frameworks for Discovery and Invention". PhD Thesis. University College Dublin (UCD). 2010

Year 2005 : 1 citations

 "Exploring Creative Concepts in the Nearest Neighborhood using Lexical Ontologies", Prasad Pingali, Jagarlamudi Jagadeesh, Vasudeva Varma, Bipin Indurkhya. Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2005, December 2005.

Year 2004 : 2 citations

 Stavros Papadakis. "Pun Generation via Conceptual Blending", MSc Dissertation. Imperial College London, 2004.

 The other citation (from the same author) for the previous version of the paper (no longer available in CISUC website).