Siaw-Fong Chung

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In previous work by Ahrens et al. (2003) and Chung et al. (2003a, 2003b), the extraction of conceptual metaphors was carried out based on prototypicality. Based on this view, the most prototypical mappings of source to target domains in the corpora help determining the Mapping Principle of the conceptual metaphors (Ahrens 2002). However, this approach is(More)
In MARVS (Module-Attribute Representation of Verbal Semantics), verbs are differentiated based on eventive information, which is comprised of event modules and role modules. Huang et al. (2000) used MARVS to examine near-synonyms and suggested that it can highlight the difference between synonymous sets. This paper suggests that the operational steps(More)
This paper proposes a corpora-based approach in comparing the Mapping Principles for economy metaphors in English and Chinese. The Mapping Principles are validated using an upper ontology (SUMO). This research extends on the work of Ahrens, Chung and Huang (2003) by examining the ‘economy’ metaphors in Chinese and English. In Ahrens, Chung and Huang (2003),(More)
The use of lexical resources in linguistic analysis has expanded rapidly in recent years. However, most lexical resources, such as WordNet or online dictionaries, at this point do not usually indicate figurative meanings, such as conceptual metaphors, as part of a lexical entry. Studies that attempt to establish the relationships between literal and(More)
To what degree do different languages share similar conceptual metaphors? Charteris-Black and Ennis (2001) examined this question by running a comparative, corpus-based study of metaphors in Spanish and English financial reporting. They argue that both languages show considerable similarity in the choice of conceptual metaphors with the same linguistic(More)
Synonym groups can serve as resourceful linguistic metadata for information extraction and word sense disambiguation. Nevertheless, the reasons two words can be categorized into a particular synonym group need further study, especially when no explanation is available as to why any two words are synonymous. Lexical resources, such as the Chinese Synonym(More)
This paper argues that the sorting of metaphorical expressions according to source domains can be verified through using the WordNet lexical knowledgebase and SUMO ontology. This study uses the examples from RECESSION and demonstrates that expressions such as ‘painful recession’ and ‘the exacerbated recovery’ are related to the decreasing physical state of(More)
The ontological concepts for 1,256 Mandarin metaphor types (such as cheng2zhang3 ‘grow/growth’ and jian4she4 ‘construct/construction’) were stored in a database in the form of metaphor-concept pairings. In each pair, a Mandarin metaphor type is paired with ontological concepts in English. Based on the relations given in these(More)
In this paper, we present a novel approach using LDA (Latent Dirichlet Analysis, Blei, David, Andrew, Michael, and Jordan, 2003) to analyze synonym groups appearing in fixed frames containing Chinese locative phrases, such as [zái noun phrase (yǐ/zhī) shàng/xià/etc. biān/miàn/etc.], and to understand noun meanings related to the syntactic forms of locative(More)