VisMet Corpus

On the VisMet website scholars and laymen interested in pictorial metaphors will find a corpus of 343 ads, cartoons and illustrations containing metaphorical messages.

The VisMet team consists of Scientist in charge Professor Gerard Steen (director VU Metaphor Lab), Project Director Marianna Bolognesi, VisMet assistant Romy van den Heerik and Metaphor Lab assistant Esther van den Berg.

The VisMet corpus can be found on

Contributions to the corpus are welcome, as are any practical or academic questions and comments concerning the content of the corpus (e-mail to, terms for submission can be found here).

Romy van den Heerik • November 15, 2014

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