An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Metaphor Understanding

John A. Barnden, Mark G. Lee
2007 Theoria et Historia Scientiarum  
An implemented system called ATT-Meta is sketched. The system can perform an important type of metaphor-based reasoning. It is based on an emphasis on source-domain reasoning and a de-emphasis of the idea of creating new mappings between source domain and target domain. The metaphor-based reasoning is fully integrated into a general framework for uncertain reasoning. The system thereby copes with various different types of uncertainty involved in metaphor understanding. The view of metaphor on
more » ... hich the system is founded is highly understander-relative, and does not require prior assumptions about what literal discourse is.
doi:10.12775/ths.2002.017 fatcat:qgtgkdzjxnb2tha74kzksoz3j4