Formalizing Association Semantics In Terminologies

  • Harold Solbrig
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 523)


The terminology of a scientific or technical community embodies an information structure that is meaningful to that community. The conceptual model underlying a terminology can serve as the basis for an information model, as well as providing a foundation upon which the external and internal information structures can be built. In order to be useful, however, the information content behind a terminology must be formalized - made precise and explicit. One of the roadblocks to this formalization process is the issue of association semantics. Different terminologies specify associations from different perspectives and at varying degrees of specificity. These associations need to be mapped into a common model that is useful to both the terminologist and the information modeler.


Mental Image Conceptual Space Technical Community Object Management Group Association Semantic 
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