Creating a Digital Repository for Visual Metaphors

VISMET: a corpus of visual metaphors

It is the aim of this project to investigate the actual 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.
The project is jointly funded by the Faculty of Arts (Metaphor Lab) and the Network Institute.

Read the full project overview here.

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