Metaphor and common-sense reasoning

  title={Metaphor and common-sense reasoning},
  author={Jaime R. Carbonell and Steven Minton},
Inferences based on metaphors appear to play a major role in human common sense reasoning. This paper identifies and analyzes general inference patterns based upon underlying metaphors, in particular the pervasive balance principle. Strategies for metaphor comprehension are explored, and analogical mapping structures are proposed as a means of representing… CONTINUE READING