Automatic Expansion of the MRC Psycholinguistic Database Imageability Ratings

LREC 2014 Ting LiuKit ChoG. Aaron BroadwellSamira ShaikhTomek StrzalkowskiJohn LienSarah TaylorLaurie FeldmanBoris YamromNick WebbUmit BozIgnacio CasesChing-sheng Lin

Recent studies in metaphor extraction across several languages (Broadwell et al., 2013; Strzalkowski et al., 2013) have shown that word imageability ratings are highly correlated with the presence of metaphors in text. Information about imageability of words can be obtained from the MRC Psycholinguistic Database (MRCPD) for English words and L{\'e}xico Informatizado del Espa{\~n}ol Programa (LEXESP) for Spanish words, which is a collection of human ratings obtained in a series of controlled surveys... (read more)

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