hypernymy


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hypernymy

(ˈhaɪpəˌnɪmɪ)
n
(Grammar) grammar the semantic association of being part of a higher class
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Noun1.hypernymy - the semantic relation of being superordinate or belonging to a higher rank or class
semantic relation - a relation between meanings
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The L2 studies showed that lexical diversity and word frequency, both measures of vocabulary size, and word hypernymy (a measure of breadth) had strong relationships with ratings of lexical proficiency, while lexical diversity, word familiarity, frequency, meaningfulness, and imagability (i.
After determining the semantic relation, we produce semantic representation composed of relation words in question and answers, its synonyms, hyponyms, meronym and hypernymy obtain from WordNet.
Arabic Relation rules: include 23 relations types between the synsets: hypernymy, hyponymy, antonym, cause, derived, derived related from, entails, member meronym, part meronym, subset meronym, attribute between adjective and noun, participle, pertainym, see also, similar, troponym, instance holonym, subset holonym, part holonym, instance hyponym, disharmonies, class member and verb group [30].