Purpose-Directed Analogy: A Summary of Current Research

  • Smadar Kedar-Cabelli
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 12)


Existing techniques for analogical reasoning are based on mapping some underlying causal network of relations between analogous situations. However, causal relations relevant for the purpose of one analogy may be irrelevant for another. We describe here a technique which uses an explicit representation of the purpose of the analogy to automatically create the relevant causal network.


Causal Relation Analogical Reasoning Analogous Situation Causal Network Artificial Intelligence Research 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Smadar Kedar-Cabelli
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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