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.[1] 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".

Gentner was awarded the 2016 Rumelhart Prize for Contributions to the Theoretical Foundations of Human Cognition.

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

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  1. ^ "Biography of Dedre Gentner". The David E. Rumelhart Prize For Contributions to the Theoretical Foundations of Human Cognition. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 

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