Creative Computing: an approach to knowledge combination for creativity?

Yang, H, Jing, D and Zhang, L (2016) 'Creative Computing: an approach to knowledge combination for creativity?' In: Guerrero, J.E, ed. IEEE SOSE 2016: 10th International IEEE Symposium on Service-Oriented Engineering. IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, pp. 407-414. ISBN 9781509022533

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It can be agreeable that human knowledge has been accumulated to a peak level, of which one of the evidences is the coming of Big Data era. It is observed that knowledge combination presently can be a way of innovating new products and new services for people. A challenging issue is how to combine human knowledge intelligently and creatively. It is proposed and visioned that Creative Computing can be one approach to tackling the above challenge. This paper starts with questions such as what Creative Computing is, what research scope Creative Computing has, what assumptions and principles Creative Computing is based on, what new methods Creative Computing will use, what applications Creative Computing will have, and how, in particular, Creative Computing will combine knowledge. By summarising related research studies and projects, it observes the advancement of Creative Computing has enabled broad use of computers in many domains, while combined knowledge are playing key roles in most of them. As an example, the paper will present an attempt for knowledge from different disciplines to be linked and combined via software semantic techniques. Furthermore, the combined knowledge provides the basis of creativity on generating new ideas and solutions, which not only helps on solving problems but also inspires and encourages on innovative activities. Overall, this paper aims to speculate and establish a prospect and imagination of Creative Computing as an effective way for connecting and combining various and vast amount of human knowledge.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section

Paper presented at the International Symposium on Creative Computing (ISCC 2016) and published in this volume of proceedings for the meetings held 29 March - 2 April 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Keywords: Creative Computing; knowledge combination; software semantics; super intelligence
Divisions: Bath School of Design
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