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Table 1 Table of linguistic terms

From: What the papers say: Text mining for genomics and systems biology

Term Meaning
Anaphor A word or phrase that refers back to an
earlier word or phrase
Polysemy The coexistence of many possible meanings
for a word or phrase
Homonymy Each of two or more words having the
same spelling and pronunciation but
different meanings and origins
Semantics Relating the meaning in language or logic
Syntax The arrangement of words and phrases to
create well-formed sentences in a language
Part of speech One of the traditional categories of words
intended to reflect their functions in a
grammatical context
  1. Definitions obtained from the Oxford Dictionary and WordNet