Joined-Up Reasoning for Automated Scientific Discovery: A Position Statement and Research

Simon Colton

We use the phrase "joined-up" here with a double meaning: to convey two aspects of scientific discovery which we believe are essential, yet under-researched with respect to automating scientific discovery processes. Firstly, from an Articial Intelligence perspective, the majority of approaches to using AI techniques involve a disjointed sequential application of different problem solving methods, with the user providing the glue in various ways. Secondly, from a computational creativity point of view, we would like to join up the emerging consensus of notions about automating artistic creativity with notions of automating scientific creativity.

Submitted: Sep 12, 2008