Publication details [#1356]

Dunn, Jonathan. 2013. What metaphor identification systems can tell us about metaphor-in-language . 10 pp.
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Book – conference proceedings
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The objective of this paper is to assess four metaphor identification systems using VU Amsterdam Metaphor Corpus. Each of the identification systems presented relies on the theory of metaphor which is based on the claim that certain properties are essential to metaphor-in-language. In the evaluation of identification systems, the results by genre and by sub-class of metaphor were compared. The obtained results show that the success of the identification systems varies considerably across genres and sub-classes of metaphor.