The Cat and the Brocaded Bag: Using Metaphor Analysis to Computationally Process Creatively Modified Idioms

Sylvia Weber Russell, Ingrid Fischer, Ricarda Dormeyer

Abstract

Theories and computational models of natural language understanding that handle idioms generally circumvent the question of novel modifications to idioms. Yet such variations are prevalent in the media. This paper addresses the perhaps most challenging type of idiom variation, i.e., variation of decomposable idioms through nontrivial metaphoric modifications in the source domain, i.e., the domain of the words of the idiom in their literal senses. An existing metaphor representation system is used as a basis for interpreting such idioms.

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Weber Russell S., Fischer I. and Dormeyer R. (2007). The Cat and the Brocaded Bag: Using Metaphor Analysis to Computationally Process Creatively Modified Idioms . In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2007) ISBN 978-972-8865-97-9, pages 27-37. DOI: 10.5220/0002424500270037


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@conference{nlpcs07,
author={Sylvia Weber Russell and Ingrid Fischer and Ricarda Dormeyer},
title={The Cat and the Brocaded Bag: Using Metaphor Analysis to Computationally Process Creatively Modified Idioms},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={27-37},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002424500270037},
isbn={978-972-8865-97-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2007)
TI - The Cat and the Brocaded Bag: Using Metaphor Analysis to Computationally Process Creatively Modified Idioms
SN - 978-972-8865-97-9
AU - Weber Russell S.
AU - Fischer I.
AU - Dormeyer R.
PY - 2007
SP - 27
EP - 37
DO - 10.5220/0002424500270037