Analogical Mapping by Constraint Satisfaction

@article{Holyoak1989AnalogicalMB,
  title={Analogical Mapping by Constraint Satisfaction},
  author={Keith J. Holyoak and Paul Thagard},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
  year={1989},
  volume={13},
  pages={295-355}
}
A theory of analogical mapping between source and target analogs based upon interacting structural, semantic, and pragmatic constraints is proposed here. The structural constraint of isomorphism encourages mappings that maximize the consistency of relational corresondences between the elements of the two analogs. The constraint of semantic similarity supports mapping hypotheses to the degree that mapped predicates have similar meanings. The constraint of pragmatic centrality favors mappings… 
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