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Pablo Gervás

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Universidad Complutense de Madrid (ES)

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Pablo Gervás works as associate professor (profesor titular de universidad) at the Departamento de Ingeniería del Software e Inteligencia Artificial, Facultad de Informática, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is the director of the NIL research group (http://nil.fdi.ucm.es) and also of the Instituto de Tecnología del Conocimiento (http://www.itc.ucm.es). In recent years, Gervás has taken part in the organization of several scientific meetings on topics related to creativity: AISB’03 Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Creativity in Arts and Science; Workshop on Language Resources for Linguistic Creativity, LREC 2004; Computational Creativity Workshop, ECCBR 2004; Computational Creativity Workshop, IJCAI 2005; and Fourth International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity, IJWCC 2008. He was founding member of the Computational Creativity Working Group (WG4) of initiative COST 282: “Knowledge Discovery in Science and Technology,” funded by the European Commission. His research is on computational creativity, processing natural language input, generating natural language output, building resources for related tasks, and generating stories. In the area of creative text generation, he has done work on automatically generating metaphors, formal poetry, fairy tales, and short films. He is now involved in the following projects related to computational creativity: "WHIM: The What If Machine" (http://www.whim-project.eu/) and "ConCreTe: Concept Creation Technologies" (http://conceptcreationtechnology.eu/).