A functional representation for aiding biomimetic and artificial inspiration of new ideas

@article{Chakrabarti2005AFR,
  title={A functional representation for aiding biomimetic and artificial inspiration of new ideas},
  author={Amaresh Chakrabarti and Prabir Kumar Sarkar and B. Leelavathamma and B. S. Nataraju},
  journal={Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={113 - 132}
}
Inspiration is useful for exploration and discovery of new solution spaces. Systems in natural and artificial worlds and their functionality are seen as rich sources of inspiration for idea generation. However, unlike in the artificial domain where existing systems are often used for inspiration, those from the natural domain are rarely used in a systematic way for this purpose. Analogy is long regarded as a powerful means for inspiring novel idea generation. One aim of the work reported here… 

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