Accession Number:

AD0621160

Title:

MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF SYNONYMY,

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CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

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Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

An historical summary is made of the concepts of synonymy and antonymy. The roles of part-of-speech and context of a word are considered. The concept of a synonym of a word is shown to require the use of a ternary relation rather than that of a binary relation. Synonymy is defined implicitly, rather than explicitly, by three axioms that lead to equivalence relations that partition the set of content words of a language into equivalence classes. Antonymy is defined implicitly by another set of three axioms. Several algebraic, geometrical, and topological models of synonymy and antonymy are posed and examined. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE