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Peters, Wim and Yorick Wilks. 2003. Data-driven detection of figurative language use in electronic language resources. Metaphor and Symbol 18 (3) : 161–173. 13 pp.
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Examples of figurative language use have until now been the product of linguistic introspection and manual lookup in dictionaries and texts. The availability of electronic semantic resources makes it possible to investigate the nature of regularities between sense distinctions in a data-driven way. This article describes a semiautomatic approach to select instances of metonymy and metaphor from a large electronic thesaurus. (Wim Peters and Yorick Wilks)