Chapter 5 The Relationship Between Conceptual Blending and Analogical Reasoning

Part of the Computational Synthesis and Creative Systems book series (CSACS)


This chapter connects work on (the modelling of) conceptual blending with research efforts in computational analogy-making. After a high-level introduction to analogy as cognitive capacity, we discuss a computational-level model of conceptual blending between two input theories which combines an approach from generalisation-based analogy-making with the notion of amalgams from Case- Based Reasoning. We then exemplify how the model can be instantiated on the algorithmic level, and by way of example reconstruct the blend between horse and bird which gave rise to Pegasus as a mythological creature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Digital Media Lab, Center for Computing and Communication Technologies (TZI)University of BremenBremenGermany

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