Paper: Sense-based Interpretation of Logical Metonymy Using a Statistical Method

ACL ID P09-3001
Title Sense-based Interpretation of Logical Metonymy Using a Statistical Method
Venue ACL-IJCNLP: Student Research Workshop papers
Session
Year 2009
Authors

The use of figurative language is ubiqui- tous in natural language texts and it is a serious bottleneck in automatic text un- derstanding. We address the problem of interpretation of logical metonymy, using a statistical method. Our approach origi- nates from that of Lapata and Lascarides (2003), which generates a list of non- disambiguated interpretations with their likelihood derived from a corpus. We pro- pose a novel sense-based representation of the interpretation of logical metonymy and a more thorough evaluation method than that of Lapata and Lascarides (2003). By carrying out a human experiment we prove that such a representation is intu- itive to human subjects. We derive a rank- ing scheme for verb senses using an unan- notated corpus, WordNet sense numbering and glosses. We also...