Bachelor Seminar (WS 2011/2012)

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.


  • Benedikt Wirth, Why we are so smart - Development of analogical reasoning [pdf] [presentation]
  • Jacqueline Hofmann, Analogical Learning in Mathematics [pdf] [presentation]
  • Enya Lemal, Metaphor enriched social cognition [pdf] [presentation]
  • Tobias Kaiser, Analogical Problem Solving in ACT-R [pdf] [presentation]
  • Robert Terbach, Programming by Analogy [presentation]
  • Stefan Reif-Beck, Analogy and Product Similarity as Determinants of Purchase Decisions

Further material

LaTeX-Slides from Klaus Stein [pdf]

Course Archive

[WS 04/05] [WS 05/06] [WS 06/07] [<link kogsys/teaching/archiv/ws0708/bachelorseminar_kognitive_systeme/ - extern>WS 07/08</link>] [<link kogsys/teaching/archiv/ws0809/bachelorseminar_kognitive_systeme/ - extern>WS 08/09</link>] [ WS 09/10]  [ WS 10/11]    [ SS 11]