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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]

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.
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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.
In other words, the argument of the [V.sub.1] and object of the sentence is not identical in 4(d) and the second element does not host the assertive inflectional suffix (rV) and make a semantically correct structure in relation to the object of the sentence as in 4 (f) which could only be allowed when used figuratively.
Two more patients were excluded because of technical issues, while two other schizophrenia patients had too poor performances in the semantically unrelated condition of the test that they could not produce any valid electrophysiological segments for the ERPs and were consequently excluded.
Classified diseases in different categories according to healthcare domain are sent to Tagging section where diseases are semantically annotated automatically or manually through Resource Description Framework.
In each of these approaches, priming with words that are semantically related to a constituent should result in faster processing for the compound when the constituent is semantically transparent but not when the constituent is opaque.
For Free Word Recall, better recall of non-semantically related (F=18.33; P<0.04) and semantically related words (F=26.09; P< 0.001), as well as fewer intrusions (F=8.70; P<0.05), was observed in the experimental group compared with the baseline condition and control group (P<0.05, for all).
A semantic overlay node maintains a list of semantic neighbors of fixed small size l, which indicates a set of peer nodes that are semantically closer to itself.
In order to study the semantic implication of the examples retrieved and classify them into either beneficial for the subject, adversative for the subject, or semantically neutral, I have followed Persson's test for adversativity (1990: 52), which consists in answering the following statement: "Is it worse to be X than not to be X?"
The appeals court, however, focused on the matter at hand, the names of the products, which the judges said were "visually, aurally and semantically similar," and that both beverages were targeting the same customer base at a similar price point.
The REST interface is extensible by Javascript code, thus providing lean, semantically speaking APIs for applications.

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