A Distributed Approach to Computational Creativity

  • Amílcar CardosoEmail author
  • Pedro Martins
  • Filipe Assunção
  • João Correia
  • Penousal Machado
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 616)


Computational Creativity is an emerging field that studies and exploits the potential of computers to be more interventive and autonomous in creative processes. This paper presents a recently proposed distributed computational architecture that is based on a cognitive theory that intends to model human consciousness. In its nucleus lies a Global Workspace and a number of Generators that compete to have access to it. Two Generators being developed by our team are described, one based on the Conceptual Blending Theory, the other based on an evolutionary process.


Input Space Cognitive Architecture Computational Architecture Mental Space Global Workspace 
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This research is partially funded by project ConCreTe. The project ConCreTe acknowledges the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Programme within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET grant number 611733.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amílcar Cardoso
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pedro Martins
    • 1
  • Filipe Assunção
    • 1
  • João Correia
    • 1
  • Penousal Machado
    • 1
  1. 1.CISUC/DEIUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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