Mojca Brglez


Extracting and Analysing Metaphors in Migration Media Discourse: towards a Metaphor Annotation Scheme
Ana Zwitter Vitez | Mojca Brglez | Marko Robnik Šikonja | Tadej Škvorc | Andreja Vezovnik | Senja Pollak
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

The study of metaphors in media discourse is an increasingly researched topic as media are an important shaper of social reality and metaphors are an indicator of how we think about certain issues through references to other things. We present a neural transfer learning method for detecting metaphorical sentences in Slovene and evaluate its performance on a gold standard corpus of metaphors (classification accuracy of 0.725), as well as on a sample of a domain specific corpus of migrations (precision of 0.40 for extracting domain metaphors and 0.74 if evaluated only on a set of migration related sentences). Based on empirical results and findings of our analysis, we propose a novel metaphor annotation scheme containing linguistic level, conceptual level, and stance information. The new scheme can be used for future metaphor annotations of other socially relevant topics.