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Wordnet or Cyc for Pali? Computational lexical semantics?

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  • bayinnaung
    Wordnet or Cyc for Pali? While reading Steven Collins Nirvana and other Buddhist Felicities (1998) what he had to say about how lists are inter-related in
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      Wordnet or Cyc for Pali?

      While reading Steven Collins "Nirvana and other Buddhist Felicities"
      (1998) what he had to say about how lists are inter-related in Pali texts
      such as the Anguttara Nikaya seemed very reminiscent of WordNet and
      Cyc that chart relations between words and concepts with logical
      relations such as "X is a kind of Y" or "X is a part of Y":

      "…lists are inter-related in three principal ways: one may subsume
      another, one may be substituted for another, one may suggest another
      by association…In an oral sermon or a written text, one can begin
      anywhere…expanding from there into other lists" (Collins, 1998, 122).

      The deeper I read in Burmese literature the more systematic ideas
      seem to become and the source of these ideas seems mostly to
      be Pali literature (or the Pali knowledgebase or Pali imaginaire).

      Has any work been done on what might be called the "computational
      lexical semantics" of Pali?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordNet
      http://www.globalwordnet.org/
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyc

      jonfernquest
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