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Comprehending and Generating Apt Metaphors: A Web-driven, Case-based Approach to Figurative Language

@inproceedings{Veale2007ComprehendingAG,
  title={Comprehending and Generating Apt Metaphors: A Web-driven, Case-based Approach to Figurative Language},
  author={Tony Veale and Yanfen Hao},
  booktitle={AAAI},
  year={2007}
}
Examples of figurative language can range from the explicit and the obvious to the implicit and downright enigmatic. Some simpler forms, like simile, often wear their meanings on their sleeve, while more challenging forms, like metaphor, can make cryptic allusions more akin to those of riddles or crossword puzzles. In this paper we argue that because the same concepts and properties are described in either case, a computational agent can learn from the easy cases (explicit similes) how to… Expand
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