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Friday, January 28, 2011

Semantics Tecnology

Semantics Tecnology Part I

Semantics  is the study of meaning. It basically focuses on the relation between signifiers, such as words, phrases, signs and symbols, and what they refer to , their denotata.Semantics is the research of meaning that is used by humans to express themselves through language. Other types of semantics include the semantics of programming languages, formal logics, and semiotics.

The term "semantics" itself reflects a range of ideas, from the popular to the highly technical. It is always used in ordinary language to denote a problem/issues of understanding that comes down to word selection or connotation.This issues of understanding has been the subject or ideas of many formal inquiries,over a long period of time, most notably in the field of formal semantics.

In linguistics, it is the study of interpretation of signs or symbols as used by agents or communities within specific circumstances and contexts.Within this view, sounds, facial expressions, body language,proxemics have semantic (meaningful) content or informations, and each has many branches of study. In written , such things as paragraph structure and punctuation have semantic content; in other forms of language, there is
other semantic content.

 The formal research of semantics intersects with many other fields of inquiry,including lexicology, syntax, pragmatics, etymology and others, although semantics is a well-defined field in its own right, often with synthetic properties.In philosophy of language, semantics and reference are related fields. Further related fields include philology, communication, and semiotics.

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