Dedre Gentner

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Dedre Gentner is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. She is a prominent researcher in the study of analogical reasoning.[citation needed] Her work on structure-mapping theory was foundational for the development of the structure mapping engine by Ken Forbus. She also coined the kind world hypothesis, claiming that superficial properties usually tell a lot about the structural features of the object: "If something looks like a tiger, it probably is a tiger".


The following are in-print books by Gentner; see her home page for further publications.

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