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Computing Aesthetics

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Aesthetic judgment is one of the most valued human characteristics, being regarded as a remarkable display of intelligence. Popular knowledge tells us that it is purely cultural. In this paper, we present a brief theory according to which aesthetics depends on biological and cultural issues, namely on visual image processing. We present an implementation of this theory and the experimental results achieved. The tests were made with two purposes in mind, validating the theory and using it as a basis for the automatic generation and evaluation of images.


  • Discrete Cosine Transform
  • Compression Method
  • Image Complexity
  • Fractal Image
  • High Compression Ratio

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Machado, P., Cardoso, A. (1998). Computing Aesthetics. In: de Oliveira, F.M. (eds) Advances in Artificial Intelligence. SBIA 1998. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 1515. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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