The computational modeling of analogy-making.

  title={The computational modeling of analogy-making.},
  author={Robert M. French},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={6 5},
Our ability to see a particular object or situation in one context as being 'the same as' another object or situation in another context is the essence of analogy-making. It encompasses our ability to explain new concepts in terms of already-familiar ones, to emphasize particular aspects of situations, to generalize, to characterize, to explain or describe new phenomena, to serve as a basis for how to act in unfamiliar surroundings, and to understand many types of humor. Within this framework… CONTINUE READING

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