A Semantic Map for Evaluating Creativity

Frank van der Velde, Roger A. Wolf, Martin Schmettow, Deniece Nazareth

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We present a semantic map of words related with creativity. The aim is to empirically derive terms which can be used to rate processes or products of computational creativity. The words in the map are based on association studies performed by human subjects and augmented with words derived from the literature (based on human raters). The words are used in a card sorting study to investigate the way they are categorized by human subjects. The results are arranged in a heat map of word relations based on a hierarchical cluster analysis. The cluster analysis and a principal component analysis provide a set of five to six clusters of items related to each other, and as clusters related to creativity. These clusters could form a basis for scales used to rate aspects of computational creativity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2015)
EditorsHannu Toivonen, Simon Colton, Michael Cook, Dan Ventura
Place of PublicationProvo, UT, USA
PublisherBrigham Young University
ISBN (Print)9780842529709
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2015
Event6th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2015 - Provo, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015
Conference number: 6


Conference6th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2015
Abbreviated titleICCC
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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