Paper: Using Textual Clues To Improve Metaphor Processing

ACL ID P96-1048
Title Using Textual Clues To Improve Metaphor Processing
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996

In this paper, we propose a textual clue ap- proach to help metaphor detection, in order to improve the semantic processing of this figure. The previous works in the domain studied the semantic regularities only, over- looking an obvious set of regularities. A corpus-based analysis shows the existence of surface regularities related to metaphors. These clues can be characterized by syn- tactic structures and lexical markers. We present an object oriented model for repre- senting the textual clues that were found. This representation is designed to help the choice of a semantic processing, in terms of possible non-literal meanings. A prototype implementing this model is currently un- der development, within an incremental ap- proach allowing step-by-step evaluations.