Which Way should we Go? Metaphoric Expressions in Lexical Resources

In this paper we address the issue of the encoding of information on metaphoric expressions in a (multilingual) lexical-semantic database for NLP applications. When analysing corpus data we find a huge number of metaphoric expressions which can be hardly dealt with by using as reference databases resources already developed. In particular, we have compared information contained both in dictionaries of Italian and in a WordNet-like resource ? ItalWordNet ? with actual uses of words found in a corpus. We thus put forward proposals to enrich a resource like IWN with relevant information
Published in 2002