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LINGUIST List 20.3748

Tue Nov 03 2009

Qs: Computational Model for Componential Analysis

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        1.    Maha Mohad, Computational Model for Componential Analysis

Message 1: Computational Model for Componential Analysis
Date: 31-Oct-2009
From: Maha Mohad <mma.it.ksugmail.com>
Subject: Computational Model for Componential Analysis
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Dear Linguists,
I’m a computer scientist, working on a project for developing a
computational model for representing language semantics using the
componential analysis theory of meaning. I’m at the initial stages of the
project and have my doubts with regards to the feasibility of implementing
such a theory. I would be most grateful if anyone could provide me some
resources or answers to my questions.

1. Is this theory of meaning widely accepted and adopted by the community
of linguistics?
2. Are there any dictionaries which use this method when describing lexical
terms of a language?
3. Linguists who describe this theory only give examples of kinship and
gender relations, is it easily applicable to other semantic categories such
as events, places, time, etc.
4. Are there any attempts on developing a computational model based on this
theory?

Thanks in advance,
Maha

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics

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