Towards a domain-independent method for evaluating and scoring analogical inferences

Joseph A. Blass, Irina Rabkina, Kenneth D Forbus

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This paper proposes a domain-independent method to evaluate inferences for analogical reasoning, via a prototype system. The system assigns analogical inferences confidences based on the quality of the mapping and the system's confidence in the facts used to generate the inference. An initial implementation is applied to two domains.


  • Analogical reasoning
  • Confidence
  • Inference evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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