Paper: Processing Metonymy- A Domain-Model Heuristic Graph Traversal Approach

ACL ID C96-1025
Title Processing Metonymy- A Domain-Model Heuristic Graph Traversal Approach
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

We address here the treatment of me, tonymie expressions from a knowl- edge representation perspe(:tive, that is, in the context of a text understanding system whi('h aims to build a (:oncep- tual representation from texts according to a domain mode, l ext)resse, d in a knowl- edge representation formalism. We fo- cus in this t)aper on the part of tile se- mantic analyser which deals with seman- tic eoml)osition. We explain how we use tile domain model to handle metonymy dynamically, and more generally, to un- (lerlie semantic (:omposition, using tile knowledge descriptions atta(:hed to ea(:h (:oneept of our olttology as a kind of eon('el)t-h;ve.l, multii)b.-role (lualia struc- ture. YVe rely for this on ~t heuristic 1)ath search algorithm that exl)loits the gr~phic aspects of the eon(:ept...