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Detecting Figurative Word Occurrences Using Recurrent Neural Networks

Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Aleksander Wawer, Malgorzata Marciniak
2018 Proceedings of the Workshop on Figurative Language Processing  
The paper addresses the detection of figurative usage of words in English text. The chosen method was to use neural nets fed by pre-trained word embeddings. The obtained results show that simple solutions, based on word embeddings only, are comparable to complex solutions, using additional information as a result of taggers or a psycholinguistic database. This approach can be easily applied to other languages, even less-studied, for which we only have raw texts available.
doi:10.18653/v1/w18-0916 dblp:conf/acl-figlang/MykowieckaWM18 fatcat:z2pva6rljzg6nflifkjgpiwbqu