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VISMET: a corpus of visual metaphors
Investigating the feasibility of creating a digital repository of visual metaphors (still images)

Project statusongoing
Funding bodyMetaphor Lab, Network Institute
Duration of project2013 - 2014
ResearcherMarianna Bolognesi
SupervisorGerard Steen
Project desciptionIt is the aim of this project to investigate the possibility to create a repository of visual metaphors (still images) that can be accessed by academic researchers under specific regulations, for scientific and educational (non-commercial) purposes. The envisaged repository aims at fulfilling the dimensions of portability that define the reliability of well-established verbal corpora (Bird, Simons 2003).

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