TitleASP, Amalgamation, and the Conceptual Blending Workflow
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2015
AuthorsEppe M, Maclean E, Confalonieri R, Schorlemmer M, Kutz O, Plaza E
Editor
PublisherSpringer
Conference LocationLexington
Date Published27/09/2015
Abstract

We present a framework for conceptual blending – a concept invention method that is advocated in cognitive science as a fundamental, and uniquely human engine for creative thinking. Herein, we employ the search capabilities of ASP to find commonalities among input concepts as part of the blending process, and we show how our approach fits within a generalised conceptual blending workflow. Specifically, we orchestrate ASP with imperative Python programming, to query external tools for theorem proving and colimit computation. We exemplify our approach with an example of creativity in mathematics.