To define and describe things in the world, natural languages use adjectives and adverbs. Without these types of words, which describe objects and are also interchangeably called attributes, features, qualities, characteristics, or properties, neither objects nor processes can be adequately distinguished and understood. Exhibition-characterization is the fundamental structural relation that binds a refineable (object or process)—the exhibitor, with a refinee—another object or process, called feature, which characterizes the exhibitor.


Natural Language Structural Link Quantitative Attribute Secondary Quality Emergent Feature 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dov Dori
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  1. 1.Technion, Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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