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      Exploring Persian rug design using a computational evolutionary approach

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      5 - 7 July 2010

      Persian rug, Artificial intelligence, Genetic algorithms, Computational art, Oriental carpet

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          Abstract

          Considering the art of Persian rug design as a computation creative design problem, with a vast domain space of possible design solutions that have aesthetic, cultural and historical considerations, we describe our dual stage genetic algorithm system for designing basic patterns of a specific type of Persian rugs. Our approach uses hard and soft design rules that we have been gleaned from the passed down traditions of “Shah Abbas” Persian rug design. We break down the rug generation into two phases. In the first phase, the rug (a collection of connected spirals as a core structure) is generated exploiting the available genetic operators. In the second phase, an evaluation mechanism based on the most basic soft design rules ranks each generated genotype and the highly ranked genotypes are presented to the user to select the most aesthetically acceptable rugs for the next evolution. We report on early results in this paper.

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          Conference
          July 2010
          July 2010
          : 121-128
          Affiliations
          Simon Fraser University

          250 - 13450 102nd Avenue

          Surrey, BC V3T 0A3 CANADA
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2010.20
          © Arefe Dalvandi et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010), London, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2010)
          EVA
          London, UK
          5 - 7 July 2010
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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