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Structure‐Mapping: A Theoretical Framework for Analogy*
A theory of analogy must describe how the meaning of on analogy is derived from the meonings of its parts. In the structure-mapplng theory, the interpretation rules ore characterized OS implicitExpand
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Structure-Mapping: A Theoretical Framework for Analogy
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Why Nouns Are Learned before Verbs: Linguistic Relativity Versus Natural Partitioning. Technical Report No. 257.
A cross-linguistic examination of a single sentence suggests that if objecthood is created by spatial relations among perceptual elements, then good concrete objects are particularly cohesive collections of percepts. Expand
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The Structure-Mapping Engine: Algorithm and Examples
This paper describes the Structure-Mapping Engine (SME), a program built to explore the computational aspects of Gentner's Structure-mapping theory of analogical processing . Expand
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The career of metaphor.
A central question in metaphor research is how metaphors establish mappings between concepts from different domains. The authors propose an evolutionary path based on structure-mapping theory. ThisExpand
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Structure mapping in analogy and similarity.
ions Keil, 1989 ; Rips, 1989) . For example, bats have the perceptual and behavioral characteristics of birds (they are similar to birds in this sense), but they are classified as mammals, because ofExpand
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Mechanisms of Analogical Learning.
We decompose similarity-based transfer into separate subprocesses and compare how different kinds of similarity affect each of these processes. Expand
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Structural Alignment during Similarity Comparisons
Similarity comparisons are a basic component of cognition, and there are many elegant models of this process. None of these models describe comparisons of structured representations, althoughExpand
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MAC/FAC: A Model of Similarity-Based Retrieval
We present a model of similarity-based retrieval that attempts to capture three seemingly contradictory psychological phenomena: (a) structural commonalities are weighed more heavily than surface commonalities in similarity judgments for items in working memory; (b) in retrieval, superficial similarity is more important than structural similarity; and yet (c) purely structural (analogical) remindings e sometimes experienced. Expand
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Why we’re so smart
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