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Kadar-Cabelli, S. (1985). Purpose-directed analogy. Proceedings of the seventh annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Lawrence Erlbaum publishers.

  author = 	 {Samdar Kadar-Cabelli},
  title = 	 {Purpose-directed analogy},
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Author of the summary: Jim Davies, 1999, jim@jimdavies.org

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The focus of the paper on purpose-directed analogy (Kadar-Cabelli 1985) is on which descriptions of a system should be used in an analogy. In other analogical theories, such as SME (Falkenhainer et. al. 1990), systems are assumed to have a single set of relations. Kadar-Cabelli points out that there can be multiple sets of relations for a given system and the quality of the analogy made is partially a function of which of these you are using. For example, in one sense Juliet is like the sun, and in another sense a nucleus is like the sun. However, if both of these senses were put together into one big concept of the sun, perhaps neither Juliet nor the nucleus would result in a good mapping.

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