Paper: Varying Cardinality In Metonymic Extensions To Nouns

ACL ID C02-1022
Title Varying Cardinality In Metonymic Extensions To Nouns
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2002

Meaning shifting phenomena such as metonymy have recently attracted increasing interest of researchers. Though these phenomena have been addressed by plenty of computational methods, the impacts of cardinalities of metonymically related items have been widely ignored in all of them. Motivated by this lack of analysis, we have developed a method for representing expect- ations and knowledge about the cardinalities of metonymically related entities and for exploiting this information to build logical forms express- ing metonymic relations, the entities related, and their cardinalities. The representation of lexically motivated knowledge is realized as an enhan- cement to Pustejovsky's Generative Lexicon, and the process of building logical forms takes into account overwriting of default info...