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semantics

 [sĕ-man´tiks]
study of the meanings of words and the rules of their use; study of the relation between language and significance.

se·man·tics

(sĕ-man'tiks), A branch of semiotics:
1. The study of the significance and development of the meaning of words.
2. The study concerned with the relations between signs and their referents; the relations between the signs of a system; and human behavioral reaction to signs, including unconscious attitudes, influences of social institutions, and epistemologic and linguistic assumptions.
[G. sēmainō, to show]

semantics

[siman′tiks]
Etymology: Gk, semantikos, significant
the study of language with special concern for the meanings of words or other symbols.

se·man·tics

(sĕ-man'tiks)
1. Study of the significance and development of the meaning of words.
2. The study concerned with the relations between signs and their referents.
[G. sēmainō, to show]

semantics

The study of meaning, of the effectiveness with which thought is translated into language, and of the relationship between words and symbols and meaning.

semantics (siman´tiks),

n the study of language with special concern for the meanings of words and other symbols.
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However, the key challenge of VMI-IDS is how to eliminate the semantic gap.
In the past several years, a number of researches have examined the inherent semantic gap challenge and implemented a number of introspection-based technique to mitigate it.
AntFarm and Lycosid proposed a statistical technique to bridge the semantic gap [18] [19].
Virtuoso [20] and VMST [21] are the typical methods that narrow the semantic gap through program code.
However, the main obstacle is to solve the semantic gap between raw memory and OS internals.
Any method to repair the semantic gap could not ignore these differences.
Caption: Figure 9: Image retrieval result shows reduction of semantic gap for the semantic class "Beach.
There is still a semantic gap between the available data as no method has been developed to explore the relationships among quantitative data.
Even with a standard web document metadata such as Dublin Core, the metadata required to fulfill the semantic gap is still not sufficient.
Bridging the Semantic Gap in Image Retrieval, Distributed Multimedia Databases: Techniques and Applications, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, Pennsylvania (2002) 13-36 http://www.
ABSTRACT: In this paper we illustrate several aspects of art databases, such as: the spread of the multimedia art images; the main characteristics of art images; main art images search models; unique characteristics for art image retrieval; the importance of the sensory and semantic gaps.

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