Case Mapper is designed to enable cognitive scientists to experiment with computational models of structure-mapping. It provides a simple GUI and HTML browser that enables you run the Structure Mapping Engine to do analogical matching, and MAC/FAC to do analogical retrieval. It comes with two knowledge bases:
- SME Classics: This knowledge base contains a small ontology to support classic examples from the literature, including solar system/Rutherford atom, several versions of heat/water analogies, simple metaphors, and the Karla the Hawk story set.
- OpenCyc: This knowledge base contains a large ontology, namely the contents of Cycorp's OpenCyc knowledge base with some QRG extensions. This version is based on a Cycorp release that is several years old, but it still includes tens of thousands of concepts, thousands of relations, and several million facts.
You can extend either of these knowledge bases with your own materials, using is there as a starting point and, since it is independently derived, reduced tailorability. If you want to run SME or MAC/FAC from your own software, there is also a built-in socket-based KQML server.
Case Mapper is currently in beta, so we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Please report bugs to case-mapper-bugs and other feedback to case-mapper-suggestions, both @ cs dot northwestern dot edu.
Case Mapper is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac (via VirtualBox).
User Manual (1.5 MB) [8/2/2013]
Installation Instructions (0.3 MB) [8/2/2013]