Modelling metaphor with attribute-based semantics
Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
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Bulat, L., Clark, S., & Shutova, E. (2017). Modelling metaphor with attribute-based semantics. Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2 523-528. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/E17-2084
One of the key problems in computational metaphor modelling is finding the optimal level of abstraction of semantic representations, such that these are able to capture and generalise metaphorical mechanisms. In this paper we present the first metaphor identification method that uses representations constructed from property norms. Such norms have been previously shown to provide a cognitively plausible representation of concepts in terms of semantic properties. Our results demonstrate that such property-based semantic representations provide a suitable model of cross-domain knowledge projection in metaphors, outperforming standard distributional models on a metaphor identification task.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/E17-2084
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/266932