Structure mapping in the comparison process.

  title={Structure mapping in the comparison process.},
  author={Arthur B. Markman and Dedre Gentner},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  volume={113 4},
Carrying out similarity and analogy comparisons can be modeled as the alignment and mapping of structured representations. In this article we focus on three aspects of comparison that are central in structure-mapping theory. All three are controversial. First, comparison involves structured representations. Second, the comparison process is driven by a preference for connected relational structure. Third, the mapping between domains is rooted in semantic similarity between the relations that… CONTINUE READING

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