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An Evaluation of the Impact of Constraints on the Perceived Creativity of Narrative Generating Software

McKeown, Lewis, Jordanous, Anna (2018) An Evaluation of the Impact of Constraints on the Perceived Creativity of Narrative Generating Software. In: Pachet, François and Jordanous, Anna and León, Carlos, eds. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Creativity. . pp. 16-23. Association of Computational Creativity ISBN 978-989-54-1600-4.

Abstract

This work investigates the impact of constraints on the perceived creativity of the output of narrative generating systems, in order to understand what level of constraint application results in the most creative output. To achieve this, software is written that generates short stories, using adjustable levels of constraint meant to reflect those utilised by other narrative generating systems. These systems are presented at different positions along a spectrum, which we posit arises from the application of constraint. The creativity of the output is then assessed by human evaluators. The results are promising and show a clear variation of response based on the level of constraint imposed on the narrative generation process. The results show a sweet spot for maximal creativity closer to the less constrained end of the spectrum, which demonstrates the potential for more creative software by the relaxing of constraints.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q335 Artificial intelligence
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Data Science
Depositing User: Anna Jordanous
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 15:04 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67599 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Jordanous, Anna: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2076-8642
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