Paper: Automatic Metaphor Interpretation as a Paraphrasing Task

ACL ID N10-1147
Title Automatic Metaphor Interpretation as a Paraphrasing Task
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

We present a novel approach to metaphor in- terpretation and a system that produces lit- eral paraphrases for metaphorical expressions. Such a representation is directly transferable to other applications that can benefit from a metaphor processing component. Our method is distinguished from the previous work in that it does not rely on any hand-crafted knowl- edge about metaphor, but in contrast employs automatically induced selectional preferences. Being the first of its kind, our system is capa- ble of paraphrasing metaphorical expressions with a high accuracy (0.81).