Bachelor Seminar (WS 2008/2009)

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.

For each student, a chapter of this book 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, assignement of topics
  4. Seminar Talks
  • Thomas Ganzer: Analogical Transfer in HCI [slides] [ paper]
  • Michael Sieber: Computational Models of Analogy [slides] [paper]
  • Thomas Hieber: Programming by Analogy [slides] [paper]
  • Final Discussion

Course Archive

[WS 04/05] [WS 05/06] [WS 06/07] [<link kogsys/teaching/archiv/ws0708/bachelorseminar_kognitive_systeme/ - extern>WS 07/08</link>]