Accession Number:

ADA175163

Title:

The Structure-Mapping Engine.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Sep 85-31 Aug 88,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This paper describes the Structure-Mapping Engine SME, a cognitive simulation program for studying human analogical processing. SME is based on Gentners Structure-Mapping theory of analogy, and provides a tool kit for constructing matching algorithms consistent with this theory. This flexibility enhances cognitive simulation studies by simplifying experimentation. Furthermore, SME is very efficient, making it a candidate component for machine learning systems as well. We review the Structure-Mapping theory and describe the design of the engine. Next we demonstrate some examples of its operation. Finally, we discuss our plans for using SME in cognitive simulation studies. Keywords Artificial intelligence Cognitive simulation Machine learning Analogy.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE