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The Serendipity Equations


Antonio Dias de Figueiredo


Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra

José Campos


Instituto Politécnico de Viseu

2001

Proceedings of the Workshop Program at the Fourth International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, ICCBR, 2001
Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, Technical Note AIC-01-003

Abstract:     
In spite of the role it recognizably plays in sparking innovation, serendipity, the faculty of making fortunate and unexpected discoveries by accident, remains largely unexplored as a subject of research. This may result to some extent from the difficulty in discriminating serendipity from other manifestations of creativity. To overcome this barrier, we propose a notation that visually expresses serendipity in the form of logical equations, offering a different way of looking at the concept.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: chance, convergence, creativity, discovery, divergence, innovation, metaphor, serendipity

JEL Classification: O3, O31

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Figueiredo, Antonio Dias de and Campos, José, The Serendipity Equations (2001). Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, Technical Note AIC-01-003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1380082

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Antonio Dias de Figueiredo (Contact Author)
Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra ( email )
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University of Coimbra
Coimbra, 3030-290
Portugal
351239790021 (Phone)
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José Campos
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu ( email )
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão
Campus Politécnico de Repeses
Viseu, 3504-510
Portugal
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