Thursday, January 20, 2011

Reading for 1/27/11: Shutova, 2010

Models of Metaphor in NLP

Author:  Ekaterina Shutova
Venue:  ACL 2010
Leader:  Daniel

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  1. I will read:

    E. Shutova. 2010. Automatic Metaphor Interpretation as a Paraphrasing Task. In Proceedings of NAACL 2010, Los Angeles, USA.

    Related paper written by same author. The paper describes a method that produces literal paraphrases for metaphorical expressions.

  2. I plan to read:

    E. Shutova. 2010. Automatic metaphor interpretation as a paraphrasing task. In Proceedings of NAACL 2010, Los Angeles, USA.

    The paper introduces a method for metaphor interpretation, which is the second sub-task for metaphor processing.

  3. I plan to read the following paper which describes a method to automatically identify metaphors in text (the first subtask in metaphor processing) :

    E. Shutova, L. Sun and A. Korhonen. 2010. Metaphor Identification Using Verb and Noun Clustering. In Proceedings of COLING 2010, Beijing, China.

  4. I plan to read the following paper which uses a maximum entropy classifier to identify a metaphor.

    title: Catching Metaphors
    authors: Gedigian, Matt (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA)
    Bryant, John (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA)
    Narayanan, Srinivas (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA)
    Ciric, Branimir (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA)
    venue: Workshop On Scalable Natural Language Understanding
    year: 2006

  5. This week I will read:

    Comparing Semantic Role Labeling with Typed Dependency Parsing in Computational Metaphor Identification

    Eric P. S. Baumer; James P. White; Bill Tomlinson

    The paper looks at using semantic roles to identify metaphors and compares it to the standard approach of differentiating between literal and metaphorical text.

  6. Sorry, forgot to post the link,


  7. Related paper I chose for this week:

    A Fluid Knowledge Representation for Understanding and Generating Creative Metaphors

    Tony Veale and Yanfen Hao

    The authors introduce "Talking Points", a knowledge representation for metaphor that aims to be "just as stretchable and semantically accommodating" as the phenomena itself.

  8. I plan to read the paper

    Hunting elusive metaphors using lexical resources. S. Krishnakumaran and X. Zhu. 2007.

    This paper discusses various types of metaphor and presents a method for automatically discovering them using WordNet and bigrams.

  9. Im planning to read:

    T. Veale and Y. Hao. 2008. A fluid knowledge representation for understanding and generating creative metaphors. In Proceedings of COLING 2008, pages 945–952, Manchester, UK.

  10. I am reading

    Todd R. Davies and Stuart Russell ``A Logical Approach to Reasoning by Analogy.'' In Proceedings of the Tenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Milan, Italy: Morgan Kaufmann, 1987.

    Because aren't Analogy and Metaphor the same thing anyway?

    Just be happy I'm not putting down Goedel, Escher, Bach as my reading


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