The Competence of Sub-Optimal Theories of STructure Mapping on Hard Analogies

Structure-mapping is a provably NP-Hard problem which is argued to lie at the core of the human metaphoric and analogical reasoning faculties. This NP-Hardness has meant that early attempts at optimal solutions to the problem have had to be augmented with sub-optimal heuristics to ensure tractable performance. This paper considers various grounds for… CONTINUE READING