A Model for Explaining a Phenomenon in Creative concept Formation

Koichi HORI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E76-D   No.12   pp.1521-1527
Publication Date: 1993/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
artificial intelligence and cognitive science,  creativity,  concept formation,  articulation,  symbolization,  verbalization,  knowledge acquisition,  

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This paper gives a model to explain one phenomenon found in the process of creative concept formation, i.e. the phenomenon that people often get trapped in some state where the mental world remains nebulous and sometimes suddenly make a jump to a new concept. This phenomenon has been qualitatively explained mainly by the philosophers but there have not been models for explaining it quantitatively. Such model is necessary in a new research field to study the systems for aiding human creative activities. So far, the work on creation aid has not had theoretical background and the systems have been built based only on trial and error. The model given in this paper explains some aspects of the phenomena found in creative activities and give some suggestions for the future systems for aiding creative concept formation.