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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-21-32

Published in Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Constraint Programming and Decision Making CoProd'2021, Szeged, Hungary, September 12, 2021.


According to the analysis by the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, the famous French poet and essayist Charles Baudelaire described (and followed) two main -- somewhat unusual -- ideas about art: that art should be vague, and that to create an object of art, one needs to aim for uniqueness. In this paper, we provide an algorithm-based explanation for these seemingly counter-intuitive ideas, explanation related to Kolmogorov complexity-based formalization of Garrett Birkhoff's theory of beauty.