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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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Externally published literature that has been semantically enriched can be used and consumed in new ways, sometimes even without direct human involvement, and thus may not be properly represented in traditional models of article views, downloads, or purchases.
Jarema, Busson, Nikolova, Tsapkini, and Libben (1999) have also found that responses in a lexical decision task are faster for semantically transparent compounds than for semantically opaque compounds.
It is certainly true that at first sight get-passives seem to be semantically restricted to negative meanings.
The variable of semantic relatedness also had two levels (semantically related words and semantically unrelated words).
On the other hand, when short prime exposures are used, non-associative semantically related words show significant priming effects with a semantic categorization task, but not with a lexical decision task.
The semantically unequivocal narrative of the Ballade presented in this book constitutes an interesting, but subjective--in spite of the numerous references to the context in which the work was written--vision of the author.
Yet, if the people in our experiment who were semantically induced with love were more aware of the social norms for helping, it remains unclear why those induced with solidarity were not as ready to help.
According to Hochschild Cajetan's answer to Scotus is relatively straightforward: 'Cajetan's response is that analogical signification is semantically possible, because analogical relationships are metaphysically real' (138).
Since the entities (software agents, web services) presented in our scenario are loosely coupled, the aim is to semantically discover each other.
With Nstein's TME, articles will be semantically analyzed and automatically enriched with content tags, enabling better search-engine optimization and an improved online reader experience.
In this manner, there are many attempts to set up a knowledge-based system based on ontologies and semantically annotated data.

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