Effective Analogical Transfer Using Biological Descriptions Retrieved With Functional and Biologically Meaningful Keywords

  title={Effective Analogical Transfer Using Biological Descriptions Retrieved With Functional and Biologically Meaningful Keywords},
  author={Hyunmin Cheong and L. H. Shu},
While biology is well recognized as a good source of analogies for engineering design, the steps of 1) retrieving relevant analogies and 2) applying these analogies are not trivial. Our recent work translated the functional terms of the Functional Basis into biologically meaningful keywords that can help engineers search for and retrieve relevant biological phenomena for design, addressing step 1 above. This paper reports progress towards step 2: identifying and overcoming obstacles to… 

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