Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


A Test for a Lovelace Machine


Yasser Arenas Rebolledo




The aim of this study is to find to what extent computers can assist humans in the creative process of writing titles. To this end, a computer tool was designed that suggests randomly selected titles to users from a pre-built corpus. This paper gives a descr ipt ion 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 giving a non-fixed number of titles for two pictures. One group was allowed to use a template-based system for generating 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 for writing titles.

Full Reference

Yasser Arenas Rebolledo, "A Test for a Lovelace Machine", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2016