Language Resources and Evaluation

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 293–318

The Hamburg Metaphor Database project: issues in resource creation

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10579-008-9073-9

Cite this article as:
Lönneker-Rodman, B. Lang Resources & Evaluation (2008) 42: 293. doi:10.1007/s10579-008-9073-9

Abstract

This paper concerns metaphor resource creation. It provides an account of methods used, problems discovered, and insights gained at the Hamburg Metaphor Database project, intended to inform similar resource creation initiatives, as well as future metaphor processing algorithms. After introducing the project, the theoretical underpinnings that motivate the subdivision of represented information into a conceptual and a lexical level are laid out. The acquisition of metaphor attestations from electronic corpora is explained, and annotation practices as well as database contents are evaluated. The paper concludes with an overview of related projects and an outline of possible future work.

Keywords

AgreementAnnotationConceptual informationEvaluationLexical informationMappingMetaphorResource creation

Abbreviations

EWN

EuroWordNet

Fr.

French

Ge.

German

HMD

Hamburg Metaphor Database

MML

Master Metaphor List

MI

Mutual Information

NLP

Natural Language Processing

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Computer Science InstituteBerkeleyUSA