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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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Cambridge Semantics is an enterprise analytics and data management company.
iii) Third, we will ask whether some semantic modules might have analogues in other cognitive systems by investigating (a) possible precursors of semantics in primate vocalizations, and (b) possible applications of focus in music.
The afternoon track focuses on the business applications of semantics and services and provides executives and managers with ideas about how they can use semantics and services in their business to create a competitive advantage, better serve customers, and improve efficiency.
Semantics-as-a-service allows organizations to collaborate and leverage the knowledge and expertise of a variety of sources, including subject-matter experts, business users and domain experts to develop a semantics model that describes the corporate lexicon, provides up-to-the minute know-how and makes knowledge accessible across the organization.
Thus, it offers no treatment of the semantics of "functional categories" such as tense, aspect, and modality.
For this to happen, the machine reads and processes a machine-sensible specification of the semantics of the information.
Realizing the immediate and substantial revenue benefits of these new tools, a number of major domain players have recently signed on as Applied Semantics customers: Dotster, DomainBank, New.
For true NAS data sharing by Unix and NT clients, the NAS appliance must additionally resolve the integration of the file system semantics.
Previously only available to ad pepper media, Crystal Semantics will now license its patented Sense Engine[TM] (semantic classification) and SiteScreen[TM] ASP (semantic brand protection technology) to ad agencies, publishers, networks, ad exchanges and demand side platforms.
If general semantics is a therapy, researchers ought to be finding out what it claims to do, with whom, for what sorts of behavioral problems, and with what effect.
Intended as a detailed yet accessible reference for students and researchers in semantics and overlapping disciplines such as psychology and philosophy, this is the second volume of a three-volume set.
Campus, Australia) present 16 papers dedicated to the research problems, theoretical frameworks, tools, and technologies of managing multimedia semantics, covering semantic indexing and retrieval of images, models and standards of audio and video semantics, a user- centric approach to manage semantics, managing distributed multimedia, and emergent semantics--where multimedia semantics emerges and evolves responding to unanticipated situations, contexts, and user interactions.