Accession Number:

ADA458828

Title:

Metaphor, Metaphor Schemata, and Selective Inferencing

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This paper demonstrates the importance of spatial and other metaphors. An approach to handling metaphors in a computational framework is described, based on the idea of selective inferencing. Three types of metaphor are examined in detail in this light a simple metaphor, a spatial metaphor schema, and a novel metaphor. Finally, the author discusses the analogical processes that underlie the metaphor in this approach, and what the approach says about several classical questions about the metaphor.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE