Accession Number : AD0635202
Title : MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF SYNONYMY.
Descriptive Note : Professional paper.
Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Edmundson, H. P.
Report Date : 14 JUN 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : An historical summary is made of the concepts of synonymy and antonymy. The roles of part-of-speech and context of a word are considered. The concept of a synonym of a word is shown to require the use of a ternary relation rather than that of a binary relation. Synonymy is defined implicitly, rather than explicitly, by three axioms that lead to equivalence relations that partition the set of content words of a language into equivalence classes. Antonymy is defined implicitly by another set of three axioms. Several algebraic, geometrical, and topological models of synonymy and antonymy are posed and examined. (Author)
Descriptors : (*MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *SEMANTICS), ENGLISH LANGUAGE, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, ALGEBRA, TOPOLOGY
Subject Categories : Linguistics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE