Highlights/Upcoming events

Workshop announcement: International Workshop on Deep Learning for Music

The International Workshop on Deep Learning for Music (DLM 2017) is now accepting submissions!
I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to be a speaker, as an interdisciplinary (cognitive science) voice in the mix.
Details may be found *here*.

New paper published: Harmonic structure and trance music!

Our trance paper (behavioral psychology + computational modeling of music perception) is now out! Paper is free to read/download... click *here* to read about how the harmonic structure of trance music influences our enjoyment of the music.

From Computational Creativity to Creativity Science

The workshop will pave the way for a new interdisciplinary research direction: Creativity Science. It gathers the world-leading researchers in computational creativity specialising in a number of application areas, such as visual art, language, mathematics, and music. Methodologically, creativity will be modelled using computational frameworks based on cognitively inspired and psychologically informed theories such as, for example, analogy and conceptual blending.

Now Published online! 'From Distributional Semantics to Conceptual Spaces: A Novel Computational Method for Concept Creation' by McGregor, Agres, et al

In this paper, we investigate the relationship between lexical spaces and contextually-defined conceptual spaces, offering applications to creative concept discovery. We define a computational method for discovering members of concepts based on semantic spaces: starting with a standard distributional model derived from corpus co-occurrence statistics, we dynamically select characteristic dimensions associated with seed terms, and thus a subspace of terms defining the related concept.

Cog Sci 2015

Last week I presented a talk entitled "A Computational Approach to Modelling the Perception of Pitch and Tonality in Music" at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society took place in Pasadena, California, 23-25 July 2015. The theme was Mind, Technology, and Society. A copy of the conference proceedings paper may be found here: https://mindmodeling.org/cogsci2015/

International Conference on Computational Creativity

Next week I will be presenting a talk entitled 'Conceptualizing Creativity: From Distributional Semantics to Conceptual Spaces' at the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2015, in Park City, Utah.

Lorentz Workshop on Music Similarity

Concepts, Cognition and Computation
from 19 Jan 2015 through 23 Jan 2015

Venue: Lorentz Center@Oort, Lorentz Center for Workshops in the Sciences, Leiden, Netherlands

Scientific Organizers:
Christina Anagnostopoulou (Athens, Greece)
Elaine Chew (London, United Kingdom)
Elizabeth Margulis (Fayetteville, USA)
Anja Volk (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

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