Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 525. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2020-01-02 00:53:59+00:00 From: Henry Schaffer
Subject: "colexification", linguistics and computation I came across "Emotion semantics show both cultural variation and universal structure" by Joshua Conrad Jackson, et al, in Science 2019 Vol 377, Issue 6472 pp 1517-1522. While the publication is about linguistics, I found the computer/math/stat very interesting since it was used at a very large scale in this study. The database was assembled from 2,474 languages and was labelled with 2,909 with 66,140 "individual cases of colexification". This couldn't have been studied and analyzed manually. A set of Supplementary Materials is available on the web (at the sciencemag site) which amount to another 60 pages or so. Oh, to quote from the paper, colexification refers to "instances in which multiple concepts are coexpressed by the same word form within a language." --henry schaffer _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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