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PROSECCO Short Research Missions

Public seminars introduce computational creativity to a wider audience of non-CC academics
February 26, 2014

Michael Cook (Imperial College London) visited Tony Veale at University College Dublin, School of Computer Science and Informatics for three days from 26th February. He spoke on computational creativity (specifically on the ANGELINA system he designed) at the Dublin Computational Linguistic Research Seminar Series and provided inputs to the planning of the 2014 PROSECCO code-camp.

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Investigating the Roles and Application of Conceptual Spaces in Computational Creativity
May 26, 2014

Antonio Chella (University of Palermo) visited Geraint Wiggins’ Computational Creativity lab at Queen Mary University of London from 26th to 30th May. The overall result of the mission has been the establishing of a solid research relationship between the CC group at QMUL and the Robotics Lab in Palermo, Italy. Computational creativity is now a current research issue at the Robotics Lab in Palermo.

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The possibilities for idea-based automated video game generation
June 23, 2014

Christian Guckelsberger, a student at Technical University Darmstadt / Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, visited Professor Simon Colton at Goldsmiths College, London on 23rd June for one week to get to know the CCG research group and to discuss a potential PhD project, as part of the EU-funded WHIM project and the EPSRC funded IGGI doctoral consortium programme.Simon confirmed that Christian will be joining the group this September as a PhD student, so the visit was indeed a success!

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concept creation from semantic networks
January 23, 2014

Hugo Gonçalo Oliveira (University of Coimbra) visited Hannu Toivonen, Jukka Toivanen, Oskar Gross and Ping Xiao at University of Helsinki on the 23rd January 2014 to discuss collaborations on concept creation from semantic networks and their application to poetry generation. 

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"PoeTryMe" generating poetry in Spanish
January 14, 2014

Hugo Oliveira (University of Coimbra) visited Pablo Gervás and Raquel Hervás at Universidad Complutense in January 2014 to make joint research on automatic generation of poetry. They worked on the adaptation of PoeTryMe, a generic poetry generation system, to Spanish -- so far, PoeTryMe had only been used to generate poetry in Portuguese. The main tasks involved the selection and adaptation of Spanish lexical resources -- including a morphological lexicon, a wordnet, and a syllable operations tool -- experimentation of the new system and some...

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Poetical rendering of "what-if" ideas
July 9, 2013

Tony Veale of University College Dublin has visited Pablo Gervás of Universidad Complutense de Madrid (July 9th to July 18th) to collaborate on poetry generation and the poetical rendering of newly-generated "what-if" ideas.

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