Vismet: a corpus of visual metaphors

Project status completed
Funding body Metaphor Lab, Network Institute
Duration of project 2013 – 2014
Researcher Marianna Bolognesi
Supervisor Gerard Steen
Project desciption It 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).