Paper: Generating A Specific Class Of Metaphors

ACL ID P92-1051
Title Generating A Specific Class Of Metaphors
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

Such behavior generally yields more natural and understandable text. This explains why expressions like, "grasping an idea" are common. Second, it is natural to talk about things in the light of basic building blocks of thought that are commonly shared by a community. Therefore, describing a stock transaction as putting a token in a container may be more intuitive to the audience. 3.2 Focus of Attention The traditional view of focus of attention is that it is something that is accomplished syntactically, such as by making the desired focus the subject of the sentence (as can be done with a passive construction). However, further inspection reveals that there is a relationship between semantic types and level of focus. Jones and McCoy (1992) show evidence for the intuitive proposition that ...