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Metaphor Database

For those interested in metaphor (and/or metonymy) a databank is now available:


It contains many real-discourse examples of metaphorical descriptions of mental states and processes. It also contains some examples of the use of metonymy in mental state descriptions.

In addition, the databank points to related research papers on metaphors of mind and on an implemented AI system for metaphor-based reasoning about beliefs.

For further information

Computing Research Laboratory & Computer Science Department
New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 USA
tel(505) 646-6235
fax: (505) 646-6218
e:mail: jbarnden@crl.nmsu.edu
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