Analogical Reinforcement Learning


Research in analogical reasoning suggests that higher-order cognitive functions such as abstract reasoning, far transfer, and creativity are founded on recognizing structural similarities among relational systems. Here we integrate theories of analogy with the computational framework of reinforcement learning (RL). We propose a computational synergy between analogy and RL, in which analogical comparison provides the RL learning algorithm with a measure of relational similarity, and RL provides feedback signals that can drive analogical learning. Initial simulation results support the power of this approach.

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