Paper: Analogy as Functional Recategorization: Abstraction with HowNet Semantics

ACL ID I05-1029
Title Analogy as Functional Recategorization: Abstraction with HowNet Semantics
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors
  • Tony Veale (University College Dublin, Dublin Ireland)

on with HowNet Semantics Tony Veale Department of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, D4, Dublin, Ireland Tony.Veale@UCD.ie http://www.cs.ucd.ie/staff/tveale.html Abstract. One generally accepted hallmark of creative thinking is an ability to look beyond conventional labels and recategorize a concept based on its behav- iour and functional potential. So while taxonomies are useful in any domain of reasoning, they typically represent the conventional label set that creative think- ing attempts to look beyond. So if a linguistic taxonomy like WordNet [1] is to be useful in driving linguistic creativity, it must support some basis for recate- gorization, to allow an agent to reorganize its category structures in a way that unlocks the functional potential of obje...