Thesaurus of the Senses

Collects some of the best English sensory words in one place to enliven your writing and help you build persuasive description.

Author: Linda Hart

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ISBN: 0988839970

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The difference between the almost right word and the right word is the difference between a lightning bug and lightning, Mark Twain once wrote. Throughout history, the timely use of the apt word has held enormous sway, in literature, speeches, and texts. How is it that some words hold such power? One thing we know: great words often engage the senses. Thesaurus of the Senses expands your possibilities to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell to describe the world around you. It collects some of the best English sensory words in one place to enliven your writing and help you build persuasive description. It's an indispensable tool for writers, poets, bloggers, editors, storytellers, students, teachers, communicators, and word lovers alike - anyone wanting to add more spark to his or her writing.

Thesaurus of the Senses

Thesaurus of the Senses expands your possibilities to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell to describe the world around you.

Author: Linda Hart

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ISBN: 0998552909

Category: Reference

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Thesaurus of the Senses expands your possibilities to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell to describe the world around you. It collects some of the best English sensory words in one place to enliven your writing and help you build persuasive descriptions. It's an indispensable tool for writers, poets, bloggers, editors, storytellers, students, teachers, communicators, and word lovers alike - anyone wanting to add more spark to his or her writing.

Natural Language Data Management and Interfaces

Thesaurus-based algorithms are applicable when there is a thesaurus (e.g., WordNet) that lists the words being compared. Suppose the senses of the words are known and each sense corresponds to a node in the thesaurus.

Author: Yunyao Li

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031018626

Category: Computers

Page: 136

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The volume of natural language text data has been rapidly increasing over the past two decades, due to factors such as the growth of the Web, the low cost associated with publishing, and the progress on the digitization of printed texts. This growth combined with the proliferation of natural language systems for search and retrieving information provides tremendous opportunities for studying some of the areas where database systems and natural language processing systems overlap. This book explores two interrelated and important areas of overlap: (1) managing natural language data and (2) developing natural language interfaces to databases. It presents relevant concepts and research questions, state-of-the-art methods, related systems, and research opportunities and challenges covering both areas. Relevant topics discussed on natural language data management include data models, data sources, queries, storage and indexing, and transforming natural language text. Under natural language interfaces, it presents the anatomy of these interfaces to databases, the challenges related to query understanding and query translation, and relevant aspects of user interactions. Each of the challenges is covered in a systematic way: first starting with a quick overview of the topics, followed by a comprehensive view of recent techniques that have been proposed to address the challenge along with illustrative examples. It also reviews some notable systems in details in terms of how they address different challenges and their contributions. Finally, it discusses open challenges and opportunities for natural language management and interfaces. The goal of this book is to provide an introduction to the methods, problems, and solutions that are used in managing natural language data and building natural language interfaces to databases. It serves as a starting point for readers who are interested in pursuing additional work on these exciting topics in both academic and industrial environments.

Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing

The basic inference in thesaurus - based disambiguation is that the semantic categories of the words in a context determine the semantic category of the context as a whole , and that this category in turn determines which word senses ...

Author: Christopher Manning

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262133601

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Statistical approaches to processing natural language text have become dominant in recent years. This foundational text is the first comprehensive introduction to statistical natural language processing (NLP) to appear. The book contains all the theory and algorithms needed for building NLP tools. It provides broad but rigorous coverage of mathematical and linguistic foundations, as well as detailed discussion of statistical methods, allowing students and researchers to construct their own implementations. The book covers collocation finding, word sense disambiguation, probabilistic parsing, information retrieval, and other applications.

Conceptual Structures Inspiration and Application

The word “over”, for example, has 22 senses in ROGET, represented by 22 entries in the thesaurus; and the number of entries in those 22 senses (synonyms sharing a sense with over) ranges from 3 to 37. The question which arises is: which ...

Author: Henrik Schärfe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540359029

Category: Computers

Page: 460

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2006, held in Aalborg, Denmark in July 2006. The volume presents 24 revised full papers, together with 6 invited papers. The papers address topics such as conceptual structures; their interplay with language, semantics and pragmatics; formal methods for concept analysis and contextual logic, modeling, representation, and visualization of concepts; conceptual knowledge acquisition and more.

The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

This means, for example, that the antonym hard is repeated in two of the twelve sense entries for soft in Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus, and the synonym muted is shared across three senses.

Author: Philip Durkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199691630

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 698

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This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.

ON THE ARCHITECTURE OF WORDS APPLICATIONS OF MEANING STUDIES

semantic fields its senses belong to, and in each sense there are related words that are conceptually connected. ... The explanation for this is that for a Thesaurus the concepts, the referents and meanings that have close reference to ...

Author: GODED RAMBAUD Margarita

Publisher: Editorial UNED

ISBN: 9788436270495

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In light of today’s extensive use of digital communication, this volume focuses on how to understand and manage the various types of linguistically-based products that facilitate the use and extraction of information. Including conceptual and terminological databases, digital dictionaries, thesauri, language corpora, and ontologies, they all contribute to the development and improvement of language industries, such as those devoted to automatic translation, knowledge management, knowledge retrieval, linguistic data analysis, and so on. As the theoretical background underlying these applications is outlined in detail in the earlier chapters of the book, the reader is able to establish the necessary links between the various but related kinds of linguistic –and, in particular, semantic– applications. A general review of several theories and linguistic models that influence the practical application of Meaning studies to the new technologies is also included. This book is aimed at students and researchers of Linguistics, as well as those with a basic knowledge of Linguistics and Semantics who are interested in the on-going development of the handling of meaning and its practical usage

Information Retrieval Technology

This method, differing from most of traditional ones, combines word senses defined in a thesaurus with a classic statistical model. The word sense language model regards the word sense as a form of linguistic knowledge, which is helpful ...

Author: Hwee Tou Ng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540457800

Category: Computers

Page: 683

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, AIRS 2006. The book presents 34 revised full papers and 24 revised poster papers. All current issues in information retrieval are addressed: applications, systems, technologies and theoretical aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video and multi-media data. The papers are organized in topical sections on text retrieval, search and extraction, text classification and indexing, and more.

Information Retrieval Technology

The method achieves high accuracy in disambiguating word sense when thesaurus categories and senses align well with topics. Twenty-four semantic categories in WordNet1.53 have been applied for WSD, in the respect of sense granularity, ...

Author: Asia Information Retrieval Symposium

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540291862

Category: Computers

Page: 735

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second Asia Information Retrieval Symposium, AIRS 2005, held in Jeju Island, Korea, in October 2005. The 32 revised full papers and 36 revised poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 136 papers submitted. All current issues in information retrieval are addressed: applications, systems, technologies and theoretical aspects of information retrieval in text, audio, image, video and multi-media data. The papers are organized in topical sections on relevance/retrieval models, multimedia IR, natural language processing in IR, enabling technology, Web IR, question answering, document/query models, a special session: digital photo album, TDT/clustering, multimedia/classification, and two poster and demo sessions.

Studies in Language Variation and Change 2

The Bilingual Thesaurus is organised by senses. Some headwords in Anglo-Norman or in Middle English have more than one sense, as may be seen in the example of the term barge. The MED separates senses by distinctive numbers or letters, ...

Author: Catherine Delesse

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527512238

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This collection of eleven essays traces the complex paths of change taken by the English language in its long history, from its Indo-European origins to the present day. Just like any other language, English is a complex system made up of several interconnected sub-systems – lexical, syntactical, phonological, morphological – and all of those sub-systems are subject to change, resulting in constant shifts and readjustments. Additionally, more than some other languages, English has a history marked by strong upheavals, particularly with the influence of Scandinavian and Romance languages in the Middle Ages. The contributions here consider all aspects of that complex history, with four of them taking a particular interest in the issues brought about by language contact with French and Latin.