Kathleen Ahrens


2020

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Using Conceptual Norms for Metaphor Detection
Mingyu Wan | Kathleen Ahrens | Emmanuele Chersoni | Menghan Jiang | Qi Su | Rong Xiang | Chu-Ren Huang
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Figurative Language Processing

This paper reports a linguistically-enriched method of detecting token-level metaphors for the second shared task on Metaphor Detection. We participate in all four phases of competition with both datasets, i.e. Verbs and AllPOS on the VUA and the TOFEL datasets. We use the modality exclusivity and embodiment norms for constructing a conceptual representation of the nodes and the context. Our system obtains an F-score of 0.652 for the VUA Verbs track, which is 5% higher than the strong baselines. The experimental results across models and datasets indicate the salient contribution of using modality exclusivity and modality shift information for predicting metaphoricity.

2019

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PolyU_CBS-CFA at the FinSBD Task: Sentence Boundary Detection of Financial Data with Domain Knowledge Enhancement and Bilingual Training
Mingyu Wan | Rong Xiang | Emmanuele Chersoni | Natalia Klyueva | Kathleen Ahrens | Bin Miao | David Broadstock | Jian Kang | Amos Yung | Chu-Ren Huang
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Financial Technology and Natural Language Processing

2018

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Using a Corpus of English and Chinese Political Speeches for Metaphor Analysis
Kathleen Ahrens | Huiheng Zeng | Shun-han Rebekah Wong
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)

2017

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Conceptualizing EDUCATION in Hong Kong and China (1984-2014)
Kathleen Ahrens | Huiheng Zeng
Proceedings of the 31st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2013

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Metaphor and Qualia: Embodiment or Eventuality
Chu-Ren Huang | Kathleen Ahrens | Francesca Quattri
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon (GL2013)

2011

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The Prior Knowledge Effect on the Processing of Vague Discourse in Mandarin Chinese
Shu-Ping Gong | Kathleen Ahrens
ROCLING 2011 Poster Papers

2010

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Using Corpus-based Linguistic Approaches in Sense Prediction Study
Jia-Fei Hong | Sue-Jin Ker | Chu-Ren Huang | Kathleen Ahrens
Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2008

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Extracting Concrete Senses of Lexicon through Measurement of Conceptual Similarity in Ontologies
Siaw-Fong Chung | Laurent Prévot | Mingwei Xu | Kathleen Ahrens | Shu-Kai Hsieh | Chu-Ren Huang
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

The measurement of conceptual similarity in a hierarchical structure has been proposed by studies such as Wu and Palmer (1994) which have been summarized and evaluated in Budanisky and Hirst (2006). The present study applies the measurement of conceptual similarity to conceptual metaphor research by comparing concreteness of ontological resource nodes to several prototypical concrete nodes selected by human subjects. Here, the purpose of comparing conceptual similarity between nodes is to select a concrete sense for a word which is used metaphorically. Through using WordNet-SUMO interface such as SinicaBow (Huang, Chang and Lee, 2004), concrete senses of a lexicon will be selected once its SUMO nodes have been compared in terms of conceptual similarity with the prototypical concrete nodes. This study has strong implications for the interaction of psycholinguistic and computational linguistic fields in conceptual metaphor research.

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Towards a Model for the Prediction of Chinese Novel Verbs
Paul Chang | Kathleen Ahrens
Proceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2007

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Computing Thresholds of Linguistic Saliency
Siaw-Fong Chung | Kathleen Ahrens | Chung-Ping Cheng | Chu-Ren Huang | Petr Šimon
Proceedings of the 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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The Polysemy of Da3: An ontology-based lexical semantic study
Jia-Fei Hong | Chu-Ren Huang | Kathleen Ahrens
Proceedings of the 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2006

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Using a Small Corpus to Test Linguistic Hypotheses: Evaluating ‘People’ in the State of the Union Addresses
Kathleen Ahrens
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 11, Number 4, December 2006

2005

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Source Domains as Concept Domains in Metaphorical Expressions
Siaw-Fong Chung | Kathleen Ahrens | Chu-Ren Huang
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 10, Number 4, December 2005: Special Issue on Selected Papers from CLSW-5

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People in the State of the Union: Viewing Social Change through the Eyes of Presidents
Kathleen Ahrens
Proceedings of the 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2003

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Conceptual Metaphors: Ontology-based Representation and Corpora Driven Mapping Principles
Kathleen Ahrens | Siaw Fong Chung | Chu-Ren Huang
Proceedings of the ACL 2003 Workshop on the Lexicon and Figurative Language

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Stock Markets as Ocean Water : A Corpus-based, Comparative Study of Mandarin Chinese, English and Spanish
Siaw-Fong Chung | Kathleen Ahrens | Ya-hui Sung
Proceedings of the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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ECONOMY IS A PERSON: A Chinese-English Corpora and Ontological-based Comparison Using the Conceptual Mapping Model
Siaw-Fong Chung | Kathleen Ahrens | Chu-Ren Huang
Proceedings of Research on Computational Linguistics Conference XV

2001

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A Comparative Study of English and Chinese Synonym Pairs : An Approach based on The Module-Attribute Representation of Verbal Semantics
Kathleen Ahrens | Chu-Ren Huang
Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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Mappings From the Source Domain of Plant in Mandarin Chinese
Vicky Tzuyin Lai | Kathleen Ahrens
Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

2000

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The Module-Attribute Representation of Verbal Semantics: From Semantic to Argument Structure
Chu-Ren Huang | Kathleen Ahrens | Li-Li Chang | Keh-Jiann Chen | Mei-Chun Liu | Mei-Chih Tsai
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 5, Number 1, February 2000: Special Issue on Chinese Verbal Semantics

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The Module-Attribute Representation of Verbal Semantics
Chu-Ren Huang | Kathleen Ahrens
Proceedings of the 14th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

1999

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Mapping Image-schemas and Translating Metaphors
Kathleen Ahrens | Alicia L. T. Say
Proceedings of the 13th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

1998

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Meaning Representation and Meaning Instantiation for Chinese Nominals
Kathleen Ahrens | Li-Li Chang | Ke-Jiann Chen | Chu-Ren Huang
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 3, Number 1, February 1998: Special Issue on the 10th Research on Computational Linguistics International Conference

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Towards a Representation of Verbal Semantics – An Approach Based on Near-Synonyms
Mei-Chih Tsai | Chu-Ren Huang | Keh-Jiann Chen | Kathleen Ahrens
International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing, Volume 3, Number 1, February 1998: Special Issue on the 10th Research on Computational Linguistics International Conference

1997

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Meaning Representation and Meaning Instantiation for Chinese Nominals
Kathleen Ahrens | Li-li Chang | Keh-Jiann Chen | Chu-Ren Huang
Proceedings of the 10th Research on Computational Linguistics International Conference

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Towards a Representation of Verbal Semantics – An Approach Based on Near Synonyms
Mei-chih Tsai | Chu-Ren Huang | Keh-jiann Chen | Kathleen Ahrens
Proceedings of the 10th Research on Computational Linguistics International Conference

1996

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Classifiers and Semantic Type Coercion : Motivating a New Classification of Classifiers
Kathleen Ahrens | Chu-Ren Huang
Proceedings of the 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

1995

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Construction as a Theoretical Entity : An Argument Based on Mandarin Existential Sentences
Chao-ran Chen | Chu-Ren Huang | Kathleen Ahrens
Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

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Metaphorical Paradoxes : A Window on the Conceptual System
Kathleen Ahrens
Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation