Faculty Advisor

Brown, David C.

Abstract

The computation of surprise is one factor necessary for the computational detection of creativity in product design. An original computational model of surprise is proposed. A demonstration program was written to demonstrate the model's validity. An experiment on human subjects was performed to test the program's accuracy. The results of the experiment are analyzed, the model is assessed, and conclusions are made. This work is a promising start toward the goal of a practical computational surprise detector.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Program

Computer Science

Share

COinS