Re: Artificial Language : How does it work please?
|From:||Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 12, 1998, 4:49|
On Wed, 11 Nov 1998 18:46:06 -0500 Bryan Maloney <bjm10@...>
>Furthermore, how much "animal" must something be to be "animal" and
Yes, there is potential for ambiguity here--but I don't believe that
problem could ever be solved. There are infinite degrees of almost
everything, that could never be listed. WordNet simply chooses the most
logical broad categories...and I believe its creators used a fairly
standard method of deciding what those categories would be.
>Wait, let's try "over there, sort of". How about "game" (to pick my
>favorite Wittgenstien II example).
What exactly does "over there, sort of" mean?
"Game," though, has the following entry in WordNet:
The noun game has 8 senses (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. game -- (a single play of a game; "the game lasted 2 hours")
2. game -- (a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four
people to play this game")
3. game -- (an amusement or pastime; "he thought of his painting as a
game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games")
4. game -- (animal hunted for food or sport)
5. game -- (the equipment needed to play a game; "the child received
several games for his birthday")
6. game -- (the score needed to win a game; "he is serving for the game")
7. game, biz -- (informal terms for your occupation; "he's in the
plumbing game"; "she's in show biz")
8. game -- (the flesh of wild animals that is used for food)
The verb game has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts)
1. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt -- (place a bet on; "Which horse
are you backing?" "I'm betting on the new horse")
The adj game has 1 sense (no senses from tagged texts)
1. game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky -- (willing to
WordNet is on the web somewhere, though I'm not sure where anymore. You
should be able to find it with a search, I think...
Josh Brandt-Young <neonwave7@...>
"After the tempest, I behold, once more, the weasel."
(Mispronunciation of Ancient Greek)
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