Visual models in analogical problem solving
Visual analogy is believed to be important in human problem solving. Yet, there are few computational models of visual analogy. In this paper, we present a preliminary computational model of visual analogy in problem solving. The model is instantiated in a computer program, called Galatea, which uses a language for representing and transferring visual information called Privlan. We describe how the computational model can account for a small slice of a cognitive-historical analysis of Maxwell's reasoning about electromagnetism.
|Keywords||Analogy, Cognitive modelling, Problem solving, Scientific discovery, Visual representations|
|Journal||Foundations of Science|
Davies, J, Nersessian, N.J. (Nancy J.), & Goel, A.K. (Ashok K.). (2005). Visual models in analogical problem solving. Foundations of Science, 10(1), 133–152. doi:10.1007/s10699-005-3009-2