A Statistical Approach to the Processing of Metonymy

@inproceedings{Utiyama2000ASA,
  title={A Statistical Approach to the Processing of Metonymy},
  author={Masao Utiyama and Masaki Murata and Hitoshi Isahara},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={2000}
}
This paper describes a statistical approach to the interpretation of metonymy. A metonymy is received as an input, then its possible interpretations are ranked by applying a statistical measure. The method has been tested experimentally. It correctly interpreted 53 out of 75 metonymies in Japanese. 

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