Media Technology MSc

Augmented Creativity:Lovelace Machine for Interactive Title Generation


The aim of this study is to find to what extent computers can assist humans in the creative process of writing titles, using psychological tests for creativity that are typically used for humans only. To this end, a computer tool was designed that generates new titles to users, based on knowledge generated from a pre-built corpus. This paper gives a description of both the development of the system and the tests applied to the participants. A total of 89 participants divided in two groups completed two tasks which consisted of generating titles for paintings. One group was allowed to use a template-based system for gener-ating titles, the other group did not use any tools. The results of the experiments show an increase in creativity of the participants that use the computational creativity tool.




Yasser S. Arenas Rebolledo, Peter van der Putten, and Maarten H. Lamers, Assessing Augmented Creativity: Putting a Lovelace Machine for Interactive Title Generation through a Human Creativity Test. In: Proc of the 6th Int Conf on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EVOMUSART), LNCS Vol. 10198, Springer, pp 262-274, 2017.