Apologies if I am using the wrong terminology

I am starting a pet project using R to determine the associations for a Proper Noun

For example I would like to see all the associations with the name 'Putin' expecting the associations to be everything from Russia, president,father and any other noun-based associations

Is this called ontological or semantic association and if so is there a specific terminology I could be directed to so I can look this up.

  • Is it a linguistic question or a computer programming question?
    – amegnunsen
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 14:08
  • @amegnunsen Its a linguistic question about what type of linguistic analysis I should use for the intended outcome. It will eventually be computationally implemented Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 15:35
  • First of all, you have to decide what kind of proper nouns corresponds to your individual/classe. Because, Russia and Puttin are both proper nouns. Hence, if your class is the noun propers, you cannot realise relations between Russia and Puttin, they are individuals of a same class. So are you interested in personal name, toponyme, ... ?
    – amegnunsen
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 17:31
  • Ok @amegnunsen is there a way of getting the toponym relation of proper nouns based on known association rather than presumed (ie not presuming Margaret Thatcher is from the UK because of the name but because she is a known figure) Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 19:27
  • ISA (or isA) relationships are all copular, but the 'be' verb may be hidden, in an apposition or parenthetical.
    – amI
    Commented Nov 30, 2018 at 12:37


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