Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences

Cognitive Systems

Bachelor Seminar (WS 2010/2011)

General Information

  • For a general course description please read the corresponding pages from the WIAI module guide.
  • You find administrative information at UnivIS.
  • Participants should sign up for the course in the virtual campus.
  • This course is open to diploma students who did not select Cognitive Systems aus special topic.

Recommended Reading / Links

Basic text book:

D. Gentner, K.J. Holyoak, and B.K. Kokinov (2001). The Analogical Mind. Perspectives from Cognitive Science. MIT Press.

Recent work on analogy:

Proceedings of ANALOGY 09, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 24-27, 2009

For each student, a chapter of the book or the proceedings constitutes his/her basic reading material. Specific further reading (typically one research paper) will be selected after consultation.


  1. Introduction to Analogy (Slides of the talk [pdf])
  2. Analogy via Abstraction
  3. Introduction to reading and presenting scientific papers, assignment of topics
  4. Seminar Talks
  • Johannes Folger: Developmental Aspects of Analogy and Analogy as a Mechanism for Understanding Physical Principles
  • Elke Heidel: Structure-Mapping and Logical Development
  • Ines Denk: Comprehension and Production of Analogical Problems by a Chimpanzee
  • Dominik Seuss: Emotional Analogies
  • Simone Schinelle: Moral Analogies
  • Matthias Düsel: CopyCat
  • Matthias Söllner: Case-Based Reasoning and Software Reuse

Further material

LaTeX-Slides from Klaus Stein [pdf]

Course Archive

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