Paper: Metaphor in Textual Entailment

ACL ID C08-2001
Title Metaphor in Textual Entailment
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2008

Metaphor understanding in Computational Linguistics has largely been focused on the development of stand-alone prototypes for which only small-scale evaluations are car- ried out. This has made difficult the in- clusion of metaphor in the development of natural language processing applica- tions. However, dealing with metaphor properly is ultimately crucial for any au- tomated language technology that is to be truly human-friendly or able to properly appreciate utterances by humans. This pa- per proposes to bring metaphor into the Recognizing Textual Entailment task. By doing so, the coverage of textual entail- ment systems would be broadened and metaphor research would benefit from the textual entailment evaluation framework.