Computational Mechanisms for Metaphor in Languages: A Survey

  title={Computational Mechanisms for Metaphor in Languages: A Survey},
  author={Changle Zhou and Yun Yang and Xiaoxi Huang},
  journal={Journal of Computer Science and Technology},
Metaphor computation has attracted more and more attention because metaphor, to some extent, is the focus of mind and language mechanism. However, it encounters problems not only due to the rich expressive power of natural language but also due to cognitive nature of human being. Therefore machine-understanding of metaphor is now becoming a bottle-neck in natural language processing and machine translation. This paper first suggests how a metaphor is understood and then presents a survey of… CONTINUE READING
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