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Full Title: 1st Workshop on Metaphor in NLP

Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Start Date: 13-Jun-2013 - 13-Jun-2013
Contact: Ekaterina Shutova
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://sites.google.com/site/1stworkshoponmetaphorinnlp2013/
Meeting Description: 1st Workshop on Metaphor in NLP (co-located with NAACL-HLT 2013)
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
June 13, 2013

Characteristic to all areas of human activity (from poetic to ordinary to scientific) and, thus, to all types of discourse, metaphor becomes an important problem for natural language processing. Its ubiquity in language has been established in a number of corpus studies and the role it plays in human reasoning has been confirmed in psychological experiments. This makes metaphor an important research area for computational and cognitive linguistics, and its automatic identification and interpretation indispensable for any semantics-oriented NLP application.

The main focus of the workshop is on computational modeling of metaphor using state-of-the-art NLP techniques. The selected papers offer explorations into the following directions: (1) creation of metaphor-annotated datasets; (2) identification of new features that are useful for metaphor identification; (3) cross-lingual metaphor identification.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics
LL Issue: 24.968

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