Semantic Triangle of Meaning

Semantic Triangle of Meaning

“He who knows does not speak, he who speaks does not know.” - Lao Tse (Ogden and Richards, 1927, p.1) Often, when one communicates, he or she does not give any special attention to how he or she communicates. As a result, communication between parties…

Playing Semantics

Playing Semantics

In this second part, we take a look at what happens when an object stores a reference to another one, effectively not controlling its lifetime. An rvalue reference is required as an argument in order to convey the “I am taking control of the object’s…

Semantic slanting

Semantic slanting

(This article is based on a chapter in JOURNALISM ETHICS: PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR NEWS MEDIA (New York: St. Martin s Press, 1997), John C. Merrill s comprehensive and well-researched book on journalism morality. The title of the chapter is Korzybski…

Word Semantics

Word Semantics

Tl;dr- It’s usually safe to substitute the phrase behaviors and guarantees into a sentence where you see the word “semantics”–and the discussion is about programming. Longer version: New programmers often come across the word semantics, and wonder what…

ASL semantics

ASL semantics

Semantic Range In a message dated 1/21/2008 5:20:20 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, lwilt@ writes: Hi, Bill, I have a question for you what is the difference between using the sign for blame, accuse to indicate fault versus the sign where the hand drops down…

Semantic feature analysis Template

Semantic feature analysis Template

What It Is: Semantic feature analysis uses grids that examine essential vocabulary and features/ideas. The Terms are listed verticially and different features are listed horizontally. Students can use check marks or pluses and minuses to indicate which…

Semantic features

Semantic features

Background The Semantic Feature Analysis strategy engages students in reading assignments by asking them to relate selected vocabulary to key features of the text. This technique uses a matrix to help students discover how one set of things is related…

David McComb

David McComb

Best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the seminal Australian band The Triffids, David McComb died at the age of 36 from heart problems exacerbated by substance abuse. He left behind a manuscript of poems, with the words “If found, please publish”…

Semantic dementia

Semantic dementia

Before my mom s diagnosis, I had never heard of semantic dementia. I have found this to be the case for most people in my life. I hear the question over and over, What is Semantic Dementia? To answer that question, let s first talk about what dementia…

Semantic feature analysis chart

Semantic feature analysis chart

Strategies for Reading Comprehension Semantic Feature Analysis [Johnson & Pearson, 1984] What Is It? With a Semantic Feature Analysis chart or grid, one can examine related concepts but make distinctions between them according to particular criteria…

Semantics and Pragmatics

Semantics and Pragmatics

Waitress: What do you want in your omelette, sir? Martin: Nothing in the omelette, nothing at all. Waitress: Well, that’s not technically an omelette. Martin: Look, I don’t want to get into a semantic argument, I just want the protein. Semantics is the…

Linguistics Semantics

Linguistics Semantics

Semantics can be defined as the study of the meaning of morphemes, words, phrases and sentences. You will sometimes see definitions for semantics like the analysis of meaning,To see why this is too broad, consider the following. Kim, returning home…

Semantic noise definition

Semantic noise definition

Martin Fowler and Gilad Bracha write about Syntactic Noise, making similar points and using similar typographical techniques as I did in my HOM paper. By Syntactic Noise, what people mean is extraneous characters that aren t part of what we really need…

Semantic Software

Semantic Software

This page gives an overview of software tools related to the Semantic Web or to semantic technologies in general. Due to the large amount of tools being created in the community, this site is always somewhat outdated. Contributions and updates are welcomed…

Semantic absurdities

Semantic absurdities

Semantic Absurdities : What’s Wrong with Mr. Bing Ding Dong? Mr. Bing Ding Dong is our Chinese Chef who is from Hong Kong. When he cooks his Chinese meal for his guests, he runs out and hits his gong and says “NG! Dinners Ready!” He likes to cook and…

Syntax and Semantics

Syntax and Semantics

Numerals raise a host of linguistic issues of a syntactic, morphological, and semantic nature. From a syntactic point of view, they sit on the divide between lexical and functional categories, and occupy a fixed position in the extended nominal projection…

Semantic Interoperability

Semantic Interoperability

Interoperability describes the extent to which systems and devices can exchange data, and interpret that shared data. For two systems to be interoperable, they must be able to exchange data and subsequently present that data such that it can be understood…

Semantic feature analysis aphasia

Semantic feature analysis aphasia

SFA is used to improve word-retrieval abilities in clients with aphasia. This is done via spoken production of a target, most usually prompted through a picture stimulus, alongside structured elicitation of a series of semantic features that are associated…

Semantics Syntax

Semantics Syntax

Terence Parr A language is a set of valid sentences. What makes a sentence valid? You can break validity down into two things: syntax and semantics . The term syntax refers to grammatical structure whereas the term semantics refers to the meaning of the…

Semantic context

Semantic context

Semantics are the meaning of various elements in the program (or whatever). For example, let s look at this code: int width, numberOfChildren; Both of these variables are integers. From the compiler s point of view, they are exactly the same. However…

Define Semantics

Define Semantics

An extension of the current Web that provides an easier way to find, share, reuse and combine information. It is based on machine-readable information and builds on XML technology s capability to define customized tagging schemes and RDF s ( esource escription…