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- Cameron Browne, Edward Jack Powley, +7 authors Simon Colton
- IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence…
- 2012

Monte Carlo tree search (MCTS) is a recently proposed search method that combines the precision of tree search with the generality of random sampling. It has received considerable interest due to its spectacular success in the difficult problem of computer Go, but has also proved beneficial in a range of other domains. This paper is a survey of the… (More)

- Simon Colton
- AAAI Spring Symposium: Creative Intelligent…
- 2008

We add to the discussion of how to assess the creativity of programs which generate artefacts such as poems, theorems, paintings, melodies, etc. To do so, we first review some existing frameworks for assessing artefact generation programs. Then, drawing on our experience of building both a mathematical discovery system and an automated painter, we argue… (More)

- Simon Colton, Jacob Goodwin, Tony Veale
- ICCC
- 2012

We describe a corpus-based poetry generation system which uses templates to construct poems according to given constraints on rhyme, meter, stress, sentiment, word frequency and word similarity. Moreover, the software constructs a mood for the day by analysing newspaper articles; uses this to determine both an article to base a poem on and a template for… (More)

We consider relevant aspects of evaluating creativity to be input, output and the process by which the output is achieved. These issues may be further divided, and we highlight associated justifications and controversies. Appropriate methods of measuring these aspects are suggested and discussed.

- Alison Pease, Simon Colton
- 2011

Computational Creativity is the AI subfield in which we study how to build computational models of creative thought in science and the arts. From an engineering perspective, it is desirable to have concrete measures for assessing the progress made from one version of a program to another, or for comparing and contrasting different software systems for the… (More)

- Simon Colton, Alan Bundy, Toby Walsh
- Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud.
- 2000

We survey five mathematical discovery programs by looking in detail at the discovery processes they illustrate and the success they’ve had. We focus on how they estimate the interestingness of concepts and conjectures and extract some common notions about interestingness in automated mathematical discovery. We detail how empirical evidence is used to give… (More)

- John William Charnley, Simon Colton, Ian Miguel
- ECAI
- 2006

A well-known difficulty with solving Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSPs) is that, while one formulation of a CSP may enable a solver to solve it quickly, a different formulation may take prohibitively long to solve. We demonstrate a system for automatically reformulating CSP solver models by combining the capabilities of machine learning and automated… (More)

- Simon Colton
- 1999

There has been much recent success for AI systems undertaking creative tasks in scientific domains such as astronomy, biology, medicine, chemistry, physics and mathematics. In many scientific domains, we can build on the wealth of philosophical and computational studies into creative aspects of human intelligence, and use the abstract nature of the data to… (More)

- Simon Colton, Geraint A. Wiggins
- ECAI
- 2012

Notions relating to computational systems exhibiting creative behaviours have been explored since the very early days of computer science, and the field of Computational Creativity research has formed in the last dozen years to scientifically explore the potential of such systems. We describe this field via a working definition; a brief history of seminal… (More)

- Simon Colton, John William Charnley, Alison Pease
- ICCC
- 2011

We introduce computational creativity theory (CCT) as an analogue in computational creativity research to computational learning theory in machine learning. In its current draft, CCT comprises the FACE descriptive model of creative acts as tuples of generative acts, and the IDEA descriptive model of the impact such creative acts may have. To introduce… (More)