Default inferences in metaphor interpretation

R. Agerri, J. Barnden, M. Lee, A. Wallington

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In this paper we provide a formalization of a set of default rules that we claim are required for the transfer of information such as causation, event rate and duration in the interpretation of metaphor. Such rules are domainindependent and are identified as invariant adjuncts to any conceptual metaphor. Furthermore, we show the role that these invariant mappings play in a semantic framework for metaphor interpretation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling and Using Context
Subtitle of host publication6th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2007, Roskilde, Denmark, August 20-24, 2007. Proceedings
Number of pages14
Volume4635 LNAI
ISBN (Electronic)9783540742555
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)


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