Date of Original Version

3-1983

Type

Technical Report

Rights Management

All Rights Reserved

Abstract or Description

Inferences based on metaphors appear to play a major role in human common sense reasoning. This paper identifies and analyzes general inference patterns based upon underlying metaphors, in particular the pervasive balance principle. Strategies for metaphor comprehension are explored, and analogical mapping structures are proposed as a means of representing metaphorical relationships between domains. In addition, a framework for a computational model embodying principles of metaphorical common sense reasoning is discussed

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