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ANALOGY RETRIEVAL THROUGH TEXTUAL INFERENCE

Roozbeh Sanaei, Wei Lu, Lucienne TM Blessing, Kevin N Otto, Kristin L Wood

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNICAL CONFERENCES AND COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION IN ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, 2017, VOL 2A | AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Analogy-making has been deemed one of the core cognitive mechanisms which play a role in human creative thinking activities such as design and art. Designers can make use of analogies in various stages of design including ideation, planning and evaluation. However, human analogy-making is limited by experience and reliance of human memory on superficial attributes rather than relational or causal structure during analogy retrieval. In this regard, different design-by-analogy tools have been developed to assist designers in analogical reasoning. Analogical reasoning tools can be viewed as either based on hand-coded structured knowledge or natural-languagebased design-by-analogy tools. The for..

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This work was supported by SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (https://idc.sutd.edu.sg/). Any opinions, findings, or recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.