Metaphor Identification Using Verb and Noun Clustering

  title={Metaphor Identification Using Verb and Noun Clustering},
  author={Ekaterina Shutova and Lin Sun and Anna Korhonen},
We present a novel approach to automatic metaphor identification in unrestricted text. Starting from a small seed set of manually annotated metaphorical expressions, the system is capable of harvesting a large number of metaphors of similar syntactic structure from a corpus. Our method is distinguished from previous work in that it does not employ any hand-crafted knowledge, other than the initial seed set, but, in contrast, captures metaphoricity by means of verb and noun clustering. Being the… CONTINUE READING
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