A new method for measuring english verb's metaphor making potential

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-22
Pages220-224
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Title22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-22
PlaceUnited States
CitySanibel Island, FL
Period19 - 21 March 2009

Abstract

A general practice in the research of metaphor has been to investigate its behavior and function in different contexts. This current study aims to investigate the notion that verbs possess a metaphor-making potential, this being an initiatory context-free experiment with metaphor. The goal of this paper is to carry out an in-depth case study of a group of English core verbs using WordNet and SUMO ontology. In order to operationalize the measurement of an English verb's metaphor making potential, a new algorithm has been developed, and a program made to realize the computation. At last, it has been observed that higher frequency verbs generally possess greater metaphor making potential; while a verb's metaphor making potential on the other hand is also strongly influenced by its functional category. Copyright © 2009, Assocation for the Advancement of ArtdicaI Intelligence (www.aaai.org). All rights reserved.

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A new method for measuring english verb's metaphor making potential. / Chen, Zili; Webster, Jonathan J.; Hao, Tianyong; Chow, Ian C.

Proceedings of the 22nd International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS-22. 2009. p. 220-224.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review