The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity
|Tue 14-16||C222||Tony Veale||02.09.2014-16.10.2014|
|Thu 14-16||C222||Tony Veale||02.09.2014-16.10.2014|
|Thu 12-14||C123||Oskar Gross||08.09.2014—17.10.2014|
Information for international students
The course will be held in English.
The course is an introduction to computational creativity, with focus on linguistic creativity. It explores the middle ground between the worlds of human and machine creativity, covering both analysis and production of such creative linguistic aspects as metaphor.
Some of the topics covered in the course (the list is incomplete):
- Introduction to Computational Creativity, its philosophy and goals
- Introduction to Linguistic Creativity as a Computational Phenomenon
- Creative Language as an Exploitation of Norms (and The Theory of Norms and Exploitations: TNE)
- Stereotypes, Norms and knowledge-representation
- Affect, Sentiment, Incongruity
- N-Gram models of language
- Linguistic "Readymades"
- N-Gram repositories as Lexicalized Idea Spaces
- Exploring Lexicalized Idea Spaces for language-driven innovation
- Twitterbots and Mere Generation
- Transcending Mere Generation in CC Twitterbots (e.g. metaphor-generating twitterbots)
P.S. Check out the metaphor-generating Twitterbot @metaphormagnet, unleashed by Tony Veale!
Completing the course
The course does not have exams or separate exams. The grade for the course is obtained by completing tasks given during the course.
Literature and material
- Tony Veale: Hand-made by machines, available at http://robotcomix.com.
- Tony Veale. Exploding the creativity myth: The Computational Foundations of Linguistic Creativity. Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.
In addition to the books above, additional materials will be given for reading during the course (below)
- 02.09.2014 - Lecture 1 (Slides 1-15)
- 04.09.2014 - Lecture 2
- 09.09.2014 - Lecture 3 (Rest of the slides from previous lecture)
- 11.09.2014 - Lecture 4
- 16.09 & 18.09.2014 - Lecture 5
- 23.09 & 25.09.2014 - Lecture 6
- 30.09.2014 - Lecture cancelled
- 2.10 & 7.10 & 9.10.2014 - Lecture 7
- 14.10.2014 - Lecture 8
- 16.10.2014 - Lecture 9