Mari Broman Olsen

Also published as: Mari Olsen


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Lexical Conceptual Structure of Literal and Metaphorical Spatial Language: A Case Study of “Push”
Bonnie Dorr | Mari Olsen
Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Spatial Language Understanding

Prior methodologies for understanding spatial language have treated literal expressions such as “Mary pushed the car over the edge” differently from metaphorical extensions such as “Mary’s job pushed her over the edge”. We demonstrate a methodology for standardizing literal and metaphorical meanings, by building on work in Lexical Conceptual Structure (LCS), a general-purpose representational component used in machine translation. We argue that spatial predicates naturally extend into other fields (e.g., circumstantial or temporal), and that LCS provides both a framework for distinguishing spatial from non-spatial, and a system for finding metaphorical meaning extensions. We start with MetaNet (MN), a large repository of conceptual metaphors, condensing 197 spatial entries into sixteen top-level categories of motion frames. Using naturally occurring instances of English push , and expansions of MN frames, we demonstrate that literal and metaphorical extensions exhibit patterns predicted and represented by the LCS model.


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Telicity as a Cue to Temporaland Discourse Structure in Chinese-English Machine Translation
Mari Olsen | David Traum | Carol Van Ess-Dykema | Amy Weinberg | Ron Dolan
NAACL-ANLP 2000 Workshop: Applied Interlinguas: Practical Applications of Interlingual Approaches to NLP


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Modeling the language assessment process and result: Proposed architecture for automatic oral proficiency assessment
Gina-Anne Levow | Mari Broman Olsen
Computer Mediated Language Assessment and Evaluation in Natural Language Processing


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Structured Lexicons and Semantic Tagging
Bonnie J. Dorr | Mari Broman Olsen
Tagging Text with Lexical Semantics: Why, What, and How?

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Deriving Verbal and Compositonal Lexical Aspect for NLP Applications
Bonnie J. Dorr | Mari Broman Olsen
35th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and 8th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics