Strategy variations in analogical problem solving

Tom Y. Ouyang*, Kenneth D Forbus

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

While it is commonly agreed that analogy is useful in human problem solving, exactly how analogy can and should be used remains an intriguing problem. VanLehn (1998) for instance argues that there are differences in how novices and experts use analogy, but the VanLehn and Jones (1993) Cascade model does not implement these differences. This paper analyzes several variations in strategies for using analogy to explore possible sources of novice/expert differences. We describe a series of ablation experiments on an expert model to examine the effects of strategy variations in using analogy in problem solving. We provide evidence that failing to use qualitative reasoning when encoding problems, being careless in validating analogical inferences, and not using multiple retrievals can degrade the efficiency of problem-solving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06
Pages446-451
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Nov 13 2006
Event21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2006Jul 20 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume1

Other

Other21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 18th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-06/IAAI-06
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period7/16/067/20/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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