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ERIC Number: EJ829800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-23
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Computers Track the Elusive Metaphor
Guernsey, Lisa
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n20 pA11 Jan 2009
Computers may not be able to master poetics like Aristotle, but they have become smart enough to know a metaphor when they see one. An online database called The Mind Is a Metaphor, created by Brad Pasanek, an assistant professor of English at the University of Virginia, is a searchable bank of phrases, verses, and lines from literature that encapsulate metaphors of the mind. Pasanek hopes it will help literary and intellectual historians gain insights into how people's language reflects their understanding of the world around them.
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Language: English
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