Paper: A Computational Approach to the Automation of Creative Naming

ACL ID P12-1074
Title A Computational Approach to the Automation of Creative Naming
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2012
Authors

In this paper, we propose a computational ap- proach to generate neologisms consisting of homophonic puns and metaphors based on the category of the service to be named and the properties to be underlined. We describe all the linguistic resources and natural language processing techniques that we have exploited for this task. Then, we analyze the perfor- mance of the system that we have developed. The empirical results show that our approach is generally effective and it constitutes a solid starting point for the automation of the naming process.