Now available to the public! - The MetaNet Wiki

MetaNet has developed a large, structured inventory of conceptual metaphors and frames that is available to the public as of August 7, 2016. This knowledge base is in a read-only wiki format, which enables public users to explore its contents and to make comments on the discussion pages. The url for the MetaNet wiki is:

MetaNet at ICLC 13, July 2015!

We are presenting at the International Cognitive Linguistics Conference in Newcastle, UK in July 2015, focusing on the conceptual and empirical aspects of the grammatical constructions in metaphor, with a focus on nominal constructions. "Metonymy, metaphors, and constructions in a corpus-based Embodied Construction Grammar framework" (in the program:

MetaNet talk at NAACL June 2015!

The MetaNet team recently presented a paper on computational approaches to metaphor identification at the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies taking place May 31-June 5, 2015 in Denver, Colorado ( The paper is entitled "MetaNet: Deep semantic automatic metaphor analysis" and details the metaphor identification pipeline unique to our project.

Thibodeau and Boroditsky article in PLoS One

A paper by the Stanford evaluation team members, Paul H. Thibodeau and Lera Boroditsky, entitled "Natural Language Metaphors Covertly Influence Reasoning", expanding on their previous work on metaphors for crime, has been published as an article in PLoS One (10.1371/journal.pone.0052961) and is available online.