RiTa : Creativity Support for Computational Literature

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationC&C '09 Proceedings of the seventh ACM conference on Creativity and cognition
PublisherACM
Pages205-210
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-865-0
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

Conference

Title7th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C&C 2009
LocationBerkeley Art Museum & UC Berkeley
PlaceUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period27 - 30 October 2009

Abstract

The RiTa Toolkit for Computation Literature is a suite of open-source components, tutorials, and examples, providing support for a range of tasks related to the practice of creative writing in programmable media. Designed both as a toolkit for practicing writers and as an end-to-end solution for digital writing courses (the focus of this paper), RiTa covers a range of computational tasks related to literary practice, including text analysis, generation, display and animation, text-to-speech, text-mining, and access to external resources such as WordNet. In courses taught at Brown University, students from a wide range of backgrounds (creative writers, digital artists, media theorists, linguists and programmers, etc.) have been able to quickly achieve facility with the RiTa components, to gain an understanding of core language processing tasks, and to quickly progress on to their own creative language projects.

Research Area(s)

  • Computational literature, Computer education, Creativity support tools, Digital writing, Software libraries

Citation Format(s)

RiTa : Creativity Support for Computational Literature. / Howe, Daniel C.

C&C '09 Proceedings of the seventh ACM conference on Creativity and cognition. ACM, 2009. p. 205-210.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review