Computational Linguistic Creativity (CLiC)

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Description

CLiC is a research project funded by the Academy of Finland, carried out in the Discovery Research Group in collaboration with researchers from the Faculty of Behavioral Sciences.
We investigate 'computational linguistic creativity', i.e., the ability of computers to act in verbally creative ways. Such creative skills will give computers more flexibility in their verbal communication with users. Software with creative skills can also be used to build tools that help people use language in novel and creative ways. In this project, we will carry out basic research to develop novel data mining inspired methods for computational linguistic creativity, especially for supporting human creativity. We will also consider novel ways of applying the results: we investigate use of these methods as pedagogical tools in primary and secondary schools.
The project involves a strong multi-disciplinary team combining expertise in computer science, data mining and computational creativity with pedagogy and use of digital technology in education. The project will produce novel computational concepts, algorithms, and tools for linguistic creativity, as well as an application in grammar school language teaching and pedagogical insight into use of computational creativity tools to support learning.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/09/201431/08/2018

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Activities

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  • Helsingin Sanomat 6.10.2016: "VTT ja Helsingin yliopisto kokeilevat automatisoitua uutistuotantoa"

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  • Tivi 6.10.2016: "Uutistyö muutoksessa: "metatoimittajat" viimeistelevät koneen kirjoittaman tekstin"

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  • The Telegraph 22.1.2014: "Scientists aim to harness the humour of autocorrect"

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  • Nuori Voima 4-5/2017: "Dadaa ja tunkkaista komiikkaa"

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  • Kymen sanomat 8.10.2016: "Kolumni: Puoliautomaattinen toimittaja"

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  • YLE TV1, Prisma Studio 23.9.2015

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  • Nelonen TV 21.5.2014: "Hyvät ja huonot uutiset"

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  • Deutsche Welle 20.4.2014: "The autocorrect humor bind"

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  • Lab Times online, 26.10.2012: "5 Questions to… Hannu Toivonen"

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  • New Scientist 13.10.2012: "Predictive text errors inspire AI comedians"

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  • Bloomberg TV, MIT Technology Review, Wall Street Journal, etc, May-July 2015: Automated rap lyrics generator

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  • Tekniikka ja talous 6.10.2016: "Uutistyö automatisoituu: tulevaisuuden uutiset kirjoittaa "metatoimittaja""

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  • All hail: rap generator

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  • A rap generator is now available to the public on the Internet

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  • DR (Danish radio), 28 Nov 2014: "Harddisken: Fra van Gogh til van Google?"

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  • Wired, Forbes, Gizmag, etc, Nov-Dec 2015: DeapBeat rap lyrics generator released

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  • M&M 6.10.2016: "Tulevaisuudessa kaikki toimittajat ovat jossain määrin metatoimittajia"

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  • YLE TV1, Prisma Studio 11.2.2015

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  • Suomen Kuvalehti 41/2014: "Messujen jälkeen hiljaisuus"

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  • Tekniikan Maailma 11/2014: "Palveluautomaatiolla mukavuutta"

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  • The Times 22.1.2014: "The academic who wants to autocorrect our sense of humor"

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Research outputs

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