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We went to see the play Romeo and Juliet at the theater.
The children went out to play in the park.
In each sentence we associate a different meaning of the word "play" based on hints the rest of the sentence gives us.
- semantics - study of meaning
- lexical semantics - the study of what the words of a language denote and how it is that they do this
- word sense induction - the task of automatically acquiring the senses of a target word
- word sense disambiguation - the task of automatically associating a sense with a word in context
- lexical substitution - the task of replacing a word in context with a lexical substitute
- sememe - unit of meaning
- linguistics - the scientific study of language, which can be theoretical or applied.
- sense and reference
- ”I don’t believe in word senses” -- Adam Kilgarriff (1997)
- WordNet(R) - A large lexical database of English words and their meanings maintained by the Princeton Cognitive Science Laboratory.
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