Using information flow for modelling mathematical metaphors

Markus Guhe, Alan Smaill, Alison Pease

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We argue for two points in this paper. Firstly, formal models can be a useful means for cognitive modelling, in particular for domains that traditionally already use this kind of model. Secondly, we present a formal model of how two of the grounding metaphors for arithmetic proposed by Lakoff and N´u˜nez (2000) can be linked to basic notions of arithmetic using the infomorphisms of the Information Flow theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. of 9th Intern. Conf. on Cognitive Modeling
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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