On the universal structure of human lexical semantics

@article{Youn2016OnTU,
  title={On the universal structure of human lexical semantics},
  author={Hyejin Youn and Logan Sutton and Eric Smith and Cristopher Moore and Jon F. Wilkins and Ian Maddieson and William Croft and Tanmoy Bhattacharya},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={113 7},
  pages={
          1766-71
        }
}
  • Hyejin Youn, Logan Sutton, +5 authors Tanmoy Bhattacharya
  • Published in
    Proceedings of the National…
    2016
  • Physics, Computer Science, Medicine
  • How universal is human conceptual structure? The way concepts are organized in the human brain may reflect distinct features of cultural, historical, and environmental background in addition to properties universal to human cognition. Semantics, or meaning expressed through language, provides indirect access to the underlying conceptual structure, but meaning is notoriously difficult to measure, let alone parameterize. Here, we provide an empirical measure of semantic proximity between concepts… CONTINUE READING

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