The Role of an Abstract Ontology in the Computational Interpretation of Creative Cross-modal Metaphor

Sylvia Weber Russell

Abstract

Various approaches to computational metaphor interpretation are based on pre-existing similarities between source and target domains and/or are based on metaphors already observed to be prevalent in the language. This paper addresses similarity-creating cross-modal metaphoric expressions. The described approach depends on the imposition of abstract ontological components, which represent source concepts, onto target concepts. The challenge of such a system is to represent both denotative and connotative components which are extensible, together with a framework of all general domains between which such extensions can conceivably occur. An existing ontology of this kind is outlined. It is suggested that the use of such an ontology is well adapted to the interpretation of both conventional and unconventional metaphor that is similarity-creating.

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Weber Russell S. (2008). The Role of an Abstract Ontology in the Computational Interpretation of Creative Cross-modal Metaphor . In Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-45-6, pages 52-63. DOI: 10.5220/0001736900520063


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@conference{nlpcs08,
author={Sylvia Weber Russell},
title={The Role of an Abstract Ontology in the Computational Interpretation of Creative Cross-modal Metaphor},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={52-63},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001736900520063},
isbn={978-989-8111-45-6},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science - Volume 1: NLPCS, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - The Role of an Abstract Ontology in the Computational Interpretation of Creative Cross-modal Metaphor
SN - 978-989-8111-45-6
AU - Weber Russell S.
PY - 2008
SP - 52
EP - 63
DO - 10.5220/0001736900520063