Suzanne Wertheim

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Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the painful ankle of a 15-year-old boy revealed the nidus of a subarticular osteoid osteoma of the talus along with markedly abnormal signal intensity in the neighboring bone marrow. This MR appearance correlated with alterations in the neighboring bone marrow documented by histopathologic examination.
This paper presents a metaphor interpretation pipeline based on abductive inference. In this framework following (Hobbs, 1992) metaphor interpretation is modelled as a part of the general discourse processing problem, such that the overall discourse coherence is supported. We present an experimental evaluation of the proposed approach using linguistic data(More)
Thirteen patients who underwent occipitocervical fusion that was performed using the same operative technique were followed for an average of 3.6 years (range, two to seven years). The indications for surgery were occipitocervical instability, neurological deficit, or intractable pain that was not responsive to non-operative treatment. Of the thirteen(More)
The challenge of a theory of linguistic practice is to locate the speaking subject within a social unit in which meaning is being actively constructed, and to investigate the relation between the construction of meaning in that unit and the larger social structure with which it engages. It is for this reason that Sally McConnell-Ginet and I (Eckert and(More)
Contemporary research on computational processing of linguistic metaphors is divided into two main branches: metaphor recognition and metaphor interpretation. We take a different line of research and present an automated method for generating conceptual metaphors from linguistic data. Given the generated conceptual metaphors, we find corresponding(More)
Much computational work has been done on identifying and interpreting the meaning of metaphors, but little work has been done on understanding the motivation behind the use of metaphor. To computationally model discourse and social positioning in metaphor, we need a corpus annotated with metaphors relevant to speaker intentions. This paper reports a corpus(More)
We are developing an ontology of microsocial concepts for use in an instructional system for teaching cross-cultural communication. We report here on that part of the ontology relating to interpersonal relationships. We first explicate the key concepts of commitment, shared plans, and good will. Then in terms of these we present a formal account of simple(More)
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