"The relationship between a example and a category is like that between a theory and data "
"A category is like a layer cake with the frosting at the high end and a number of less-expensive layers at the low end."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.