Paper: Specifying Viewpoint and Information Need with Affective Metaphors: A System Demonstration of the Metaphor-Magnet Web App/Service

ACL ID P12-3002
Title Specifying Viewpoint and Information Need with Affective Metaphors: A System Demonstration of the Metaphor-Magnet Web App/Service
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2012
Authors

Specifying Viewpoint and Information Need with Affective Metaphors A System Demonstration of the Metaphor Magnet Web App/Service Tony Veale Guofu Li Web Science and Technology Division, School of Computer Science & Informatics, KAIST, Daejeon, University College Dublin, South Korea. Belfield, Dublin D4, Ireland. Tony.Veale@gmail.com Yanfen.Hao@UCD.ie Abstract Metaphors pervade our language because they are elastic enough to allow a speaker to express an affective viewpoint on a topic without committing to a specific meaning. This balance of expressiveness and inde-terminism means that metaphors are just as useful for eliciting information as they are for conveying information. We explore here, via a demonstration of a system for metaphor interpretation and genera...