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Has anyone developed a complete, hierarchical ontology of “language”?

If we consider whatever the phenomenon of “language” is, what might be the most immediate way of subdividing it into types? For example, it could be broken into specific instances of languages, vs. ...
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Is there any formal notion of how presenting an ontology causes people to think within that ontology?

I am considering a notion called a “frame”. The idea is that sometimes people make assertions about something - anything in the world - and to analyze the effect of that statement, it’s less important ...
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The Grelling-Nelson Paradox

The following excerpt is from Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter. Divide the adjectives in English into two categories: those which are self-descriptive, such as "...
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How to find which verbs are semantically-related to a given verb or noun?

I am looking for a way to know, a tool that tells me, that, for example, the verb to show is the ditransitive semantic extension of the verb to see, simply because to show X Y = to let X see Y. Let ...
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How to determine entity relationships for a proper noun

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 '...
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Is gasoline, wine, coca-cola an artifact?

There are liquids naturally present in nature, like water, blood, oil, etc. But gasoline, wine or milk shake are produced by humans. Many thesauri, e.g. WordNet, don't classify later as artifacts, ...
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Where would I go to find a hierarchical list of occupations in English?

I'd like to get an electronic list of occupations/professions/jobs in English, like "doctor," "cowboy," "assistant to the regional manager," etc. I can't quite find this in the WordNet hierarchy (...
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