Lexical Conceptual Structure of Literal and Metaphorical Spatial Language: A Case Study of ``Push''

WS 2018 Bonnie DorrMari Olsen

Prior methodologies for understanding spatial language have treated literal expressions such as {``}Mary pushed the car over the edge{''} differently from metaphorical extensions such as {``}Mary{'}s job pushed her over the edge{''}. We demonstrate a methodology for standardizing literal and metaphorical meanings, by building on work in Lexical Conceptual Structure (LCS), a general-purpose representational component used in machine translation... (read more)

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