The importance of retrieval in creative design analogies



Analogy is an important reasoning process in creative design. It enables the generation of new design artifacts using ideas from semantically
distant domains. Candidate selection is a crucial process in the generation of creative analogies. Without a good set of candidate
sources, the success of subsequent phases can be compromised. Two main types of selection have been identified: semantics-based retrieval
and structure-based retrieval. This paper presents an empirical study on the importance of the analogy retrieval strategy in the domain of
software design. We argue that both types of selection are important, but they play different roles in the process.


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Knowledge Based Systems, Vol. 19, #7, pp. 480-488, November 2006

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