Paper: An Approach To A Semantic Analysis Of Metaphor

ACL ID C80-1020
Title An Approach To A Semantic Analysis Of Metaphor
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980

The present study deals with conflict resolution process in metaphorical interpretation for the noun phrase. In order to make the problem mbre explicit, we have reviewed the knowledge representation with conflict both from cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence. Then, we propose a semantic model which is obtained from the notion of Linguistics as Chemistry. That is, the model called "Semistry" is introduced so as to interprete a metaphor semantic bonds between nouns. By using production system couped with contex free parser (ELINGOL), the working system called META-SIM is constructed to analyze the noun phrase metaphor. Finally, there are discussions on a role of metaphor in human cognitive processing.