A Model of Invention

Marin Simina, Ashwin Ram, Janet Kolodner, Michael Gorman

This poster investigates the enterprises of invention. We focus on invention goals, which address those enterprises of an inventor resulting in the creation of novel and useful devices. Invention goals provide one way to explain how creative and innovative ideas are generated, evaluated and further pursued by expert reasoners, such as inventors. Our distributed model of invention, ALEC, highlights the role of social and environmental interaction.

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