"Compilers are like translators for computer programs. They take the instructions written by a human programmer and turn them into the ones and zeros that allow a computer to do its job."
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.