Research on Synonymy and Antonymy: A Model and Its Representation.
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK COMPUTER SCIENCE CENTER
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The paper describes a modified and extended version of an axion system that constitutes a mathematical model of synonymy and antonymy. It also outlines the data structures used in the computer representation of the model. The intent of this research is to refine an axiomatic model previously proposed to better reflect the latent structure of synonym dictionaries and to influence their future compilation. Particular attention is given to providing a convenient computer representation for testing the current set of 13 axioms. The computer-based system provides an automated determination and verification of existing relations among dictionary entries and generates new relations among words to be included insuch a dictionary, as well as providing a measure of the binding power among related groups of words. Author