Project Details


Creativity is a long-cherished and widely-studied aspect of human behavior that allows us to re-invent the familiar and to imagine the new. Computational Creativity (CC) proposes that computational modeling can yield important insights into the fundamental capabilities of both humans and machines. As an engineering endeavor, CC claims that it is possible to construct autonomous software artifacts that achieve novel and useful ends that are deserving of the label "creative". The goal of PROSECCO coordination action is to promote the transition of CC from niche interest area to an established discipline in its own right.
Effective start/end date01/03/201301/01/2017

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Computational creativity


Computational Linguistic Creativity (CLiC)

Toivonen, H. T., Ilomäki, L., Lakkala, M., Kantosalo, A., Alm, O. M., Toivanen, J., Gross, O. & Alnajjar, K.



Project: Research project

ConCreTe: Concept Creation Technology

Toivonen, H. T., Xiao, P., Toivanen, J., Gross, O., Linkola, S. & Kantosalo, A.


Project: Research project

Research Output

Expanding and Weighting Stereotypical Properties of Human Characters for Linguistic Creativity

Alnajjar, K., Hämäläinen, M., Chen, H. & Toivonen, H., 23 Jun 2017, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC'17). Goel, A., Jordanous, A. & Pease, A. (eds.). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Institute of Technology , p. 25-32 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Grounded for life: creative symbol-grounding for lexical invention

Veale, T. & Al-Najjar, K., 2 Apr 2016, In : Connection Science. 28, 2, p. 139-154 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


  • 2 Public Talks
  • 2 Supervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis
  • 2 Academic visit to other institution
  • 1 Editor of series

PhD supervisor of Oskar Gross

Hannu Toivonen (Supervisor)
6 May 2016

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

University College Dublin

Khalid Alnajjar (Visiting researcher)
8 May 201622 May 2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Computational Synthesis and Creative Systems (Journal)

Hannu Toivonen (Member of editorial board)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of series

Press / Media

YLE TV1, Prisma Studio 23.9.2015

Hannu Toivonen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

YLE TV1, Prisma Studio 11.2.2015

Hannu Toivonen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media