Automatic generation of artistic Chinese calligraphy

Songhua Xu, Francis C.M. Lau, William K. Cheung, Yunhe Pan

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A novel intelligent system uses a constraint-based analogous-reasoning process to automatically generate original Chinese calligraphy that meets visually aesthetic requirements. A prototype system that automatically generates new Chinese calligraphic art from a small training set, was implemented, to demonstrate the feasibility of the intelligent system. The results show that the developed intelligent system can yield novel calligraphy styles given some existing ones. The creative capability of the proposed intelligent system lies mainly in the huge feasible space available for the simulated analogous reasoning process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Intelligent Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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