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Theory Papers (8)

Writing theory

Flower, Linda, et al. "A cognitive process theory of writing." College composition and communication 1981.

Scardamalia, Marlene, et al. "Knowledge telling and knowledge transforming in written composition." Advances in applied psycholinguistics 2 1987.

Creativity theory

Amabile, Teresa M. "The social psychology of creativity: A componential conceptualization." Journal of personality and social psychology 1983.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. "Implications of a systems perspective for the study of creativity." in Handbook of Creativity 1999.

Boden, Margaret A. "Computer models of creativity." AI Magazine 2009.

Creativity support principles

Shneiderman, Ben. "Creativity support tools: Accelerating discovery and innovation." Communications of the ACM 2007.

Cherry, Erin, et al. "Quantifying the creativity support of digital tools through the creativity support index." TOCHI 2014.

Writing as creative design

Sharples, Mike. "An account of writing as creative design." in The Science of Writing 1996.

System Papers (16)


Lu, Zhicong, et al. "Inkplanner: Supporting prewriting via intelligent visual diagramming." TVCG 2018.

Hui, Julie S., et al. "IntroAssist: A Tool to Support Writing Introductory Help Requests." CHI 2018.

Gero, Katy Ilonka, et al. "Metaphoria: An Algorithmic Companion for Metaphor Creation." CHI 2019.

Kim, Joy, et al. "Motif: Supporting novice creativity through expert patterns." CHI 2015.


Chen, Mia Xu, et al. "Gmail smart compose: Real-time assisted writing." KDD 2019.

Jacobs, Jennifer, et al. "Extending manual drawing practices with artist-centric programming tools." CHI 2018.

Louie, Ryan, et al. "Novice-AI Music Co-Creation via AI-Steering Tools for Deep Generative Models." CHI 2020.

Bernstein, Michael S., et al. "Soylent: a word processor with a crowd inside." UIST 2010.


Liu, Ming, et al. "Automatic generation and ranking of questions for critical review." Journal of Educational Technology & Society 2014.

Burstein, Jill, et al. "Writing mentor: Writing progress using self-regulated writing support." Journal of Writing Analytics 2018.

Peng, Zhenhui, et al. "Exploring the Effects of Technological Writing Assistance for Support Providers in Online Mental Health Community." CHI 2020.

Iqbal, Shamsi T., et al. "Multitasking with Play Write, a mobile microproductivity writing tool." UIST 2018.

Language models as multi-purpose tools

Vaswani, Ashish, et al. "Attention is all you need." NeurIPS 2017.

Devlin, Jacob, et al. “Bert: Pre-training of deep bidirectional transformers for language understanding.” arXiv preprint 2018.

Radford, Alec, et al. “Language models are unsupervised multitask learners.” OpenAI 2019.

Bosselut, Antoine, et al. “COMET: Commonsense transformers for knowledge graph construction.” ACL 2019.

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