Dataset of Human Judgements on Literal and Metaphorical Synonymyous Expressions in Discourse

This dataset contains 1,000 corpus-extracted discourses for which crowdsourced annotators provided (1) graded and binary judgements on whether they perceived the discourses as more metaphorical or more literal; (2) binary judgements on the choice between a synonymous pair of a literal and a metaphorical expression following the discourses in (1); and (3) lexical terms which triggered their binary decisions in (1). The judgements were collected and analysed within two studies in various ways.

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Prisca Piccirilli, Sabine Schulte im Walde (2021)
Contextual Choice between Synonymous Pairs of Metaphorical and Literal Expressions: An Empirical Study and Novel Dataset to tackle or to address the question
In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Integrating Perspectives on Discourse Annotation (DiscAnn). Tübingen, Germany.

Prisca Piccirilli, Sabine Schulte im Walde (2022)
Features of Perceived Metaphoricity on the Discourse Level: Abstractness and Emotionality
In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). Marseille, France.