Solving everyday physical reasoning problems by analogy using sketches

Matthew Klenk*, Kenneth D Forbus, Emmett Tomai, Hyeonkyeong Kim, Brian Kyckelhahn

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Abstract

Understanding common sense reasoning about the physical world is one of the goals of qualitative reasoning research. This paper describes how we combine qualitative mechanics and analogy to solve everyday physical reasoning problems posed as sketches. The problems are drawn from the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test, which is used to evaluate technician candidates. We discuss sketch annotations, which define conceptual quantities in terms of visual measurements, how modeling decisions are made by analogy, and how analogy can be used to frame comparative analysis problems. Experimental results support the plausibility of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages209-215
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event20th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 17th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-05/IAAI-05 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2005Jul 13 2005

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Other20th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 17th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-05/IAAI-05
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period7/9/057/13/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Klenk, M., Forbus, K. D., Tomai, E., Kim, H., & Kyckelhahn, B. (2005). Solving everyday physical reasoning problems by analogy using sketches. 209-215. Paper presented at 20th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 17th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-05/IAAI-05, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.