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27 Mar semantics

Language StrataI define semantics from a business perspective as “technology formalisms that provide structured representations of meaning and context to add business value to automated processes” that formerly or currently require human interpretation to establish such connections.

Other definitions include:

  1. The study of meaning and roles in words and sentences.
  2. Semantic constraints tell us what roles words can and cannot play. Some roles are AGENT, INSTRUMENT, OBJECT, and ACTION. To be an action, a word or phrase must be a verb. Agents and objects are nominal.
  3. An argument that relies on word meanings in isolation without capturing the broader context
Keywords References
sememe  comprehension
pragmatics  context
MT  information/entropy
syntax  linguistic strata
language  natural language
linguistics semantics
meaningful  syntax
expressiveness  words/morphology

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  1. […] technical people do not understand the meaning of “meaning”, “semantics”, nor “models“. This disheartens a semantic model bigot such as I. But I know how […]

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