It's not new. Extensive research has already been done on so-called
"qualitative reasoning." This includes diagrammatic and analogic
My library includes this title:
"Diagrammatic Reasoning; Cognitive and Computational Perspectives"
Ed. Janice Glasgow, N. Hari Narayanan, B. CHandrasekaran
Pub. AAAI Press / The MIT Press
I also know of the "Qualitative Reasoning Group" at Northwestern
Though I'm unaware of specifics, there's much more going on. Just search
the Web for "Qualitative Reasoning" or other related topic phrases.
Acme Debugging wrote:
>uj797 at victoria.tc.ca (Arthur T. Murray) wrote in message
> news:<3eac29d7 at news.victoria.tc.ca>...
>>>http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/ai4udex.html#reasoning in the
>>>> AI4U textbook of artificial intelligence (q.v.) distinguishes
>>>> between imagistic and syllogistic reasoning.
>>> Seems like a worthy (introductory?) book on AI. I am unfamiliar with
> imagistic reasoning. Is this analogous to the logic of music, or the
> "logical" interpretation thereof?
>> I saw nothing on the integration of logic and probability which is a
> necessary condition to the first-step AI reasoner as defined in this