Some aspects of analogical reasoning in mathematical creativity

Alison Pease, Markus Guhe, Alan Smaill

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Analogical reasoning can shed light on both of the two key processes of creativity– generation and evaluation. Hence, it is a powerful tool for creativity. We illustrate this with three historical case studies of creative mathematical conjectures which were either found or evaluated via analogies. We conclude by describing our ongoing efforts to build computational realisations of these ideas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Creativity
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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