Analogy

Dedre Gentner*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Analogies are partial similarities between different situations that support further inferences. Specifically, analogy is a kind of similarity in which the same system of relations holds across different objects. Analogies thus capture parallels across different situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Cognitive Science
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages107-113
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781405164535
ISBN (Print)9780631218517
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2008

Keywords

  • Analogical mapping
  • Computational models
  • Development of analogy
  • Extensions of analogy theory
  • History
  • Processes of analogical
  • Retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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