Building a Database of Related Concepts of Mandarin Metaphors Based on WordNet and SUMO

Abstract

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 pairings, a database of relational concept was created. Calculation of co-appearance of concepts can be undertaken using the database. The work will contribute to analysis of conceptual relatedness, semantic networking and relatedness of Mandarin metaphors.

DOI: 10.1109/ICSC.2009.71

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@article{Chung2009BuildingAD, title={Building a Database of Related Concepts of Mandarin Metaphors Based on WordNet and SUMO}, author={Siaw-Fong Chung and Chun-Hung Chen and F. Y. August Chao}, journal={2009 IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing}, year={2009}, pages={378-383} }