Metaphor, Metaphor Schemata, and Selective Inferencing
by Hobbs, Jerry R.
Technical Note 204
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
Address: 333 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025
The importance of spatial and other metaphors is demonstrated. An approach to handling metaphor in a computational framework is described, based on the idea of selective inferencing. Three examples of metaphors are examined in detail in this light–a simple metaphor, a spatial metaphor schema, and a novel metaphor. Finally, there is a discussion, from this perspective, of the analogical processes that underlie metaphor in this approach and what the approach says about several classical questions about metaphor.
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