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Talking Points in Metaphor: A Concise Usage-based Representation for Figurative Processing

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Talking Points in Metaphor: A Concise Usage-based Representation for Figurative Processing
Abstract. An effective speaker can use metaphor to communicate a wealth of propositions and affective attitudes with a single juxtaposition of ideas [12,8,6,10,7,3,15]. But as such, an effective metaphor requires effective communication, which in turn requires that the speaker has a clear idea of the content to be communicated, and an equally clear understanding of which conceptual vehicles best communicate this content. We present here a concise corpusderived meaning representation for metaphor processing that captures the most widely-used talking points that are evoked in everyday metaphors and similes. We illustrate how these talking points can be acquired by harvesting the web, and further show how comparable but discretely different talking points can be reconciled during metaphor processing. Finally, by replicating the clustering experiments of [1], we show that talking points yield an especially concise representation of concepts in general.
Tony Veale, Yanfen Hao
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Updated 19 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ECAI
Authors Tony Veale, Yanfen Hao
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