Accession Number:

ADA461663

Title:

Computer Understanding of Conventional Metaphoric Language

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Metaphor is a conventional and ordinary part of language. An approach to metaphor, based on the explicit representation of knowledge about metaphors, has ca developed. This approach asserts that the interpretation of conventional metaphoric language should proceed through the direct application of specific knowledge about the metaphors in the language. MIDASMetaphor Interpretation, Denotation, and Acquisition System is a computer program that has been developed based upon this approach. MIDAS can he used to represent knowledge about conventional metaphors, interpret metaphoric language by applying this knowledge, and dynamically learn new metaphors as they are encountered during normal processing.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE