Questions tagged [polysemy]

The tag has no usage guidance.

3 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
0answers
222 views

How polysemic on average were Chinese words around the time of the creation of Chinese characters?

If you look up a Chinese character and its meaning in classical Chinese, there is a good chance you get a long list with many different semantically unrelated meanings. Take 而 for instance, that bears ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

Version of WordNet with reduced polysemy?

WordNet fails to distinguish homographs from polysemes; for my use (related to machine translation), I want to collapse polysemes while maintaining homographs. This idea is not new (eg., Reducing ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

Can 'syntactic structure' be 'polysemous'?

This question has been asked before (here is the link phonological ambiguity). In relation to this question, I came across some data in which two different syntactic structures (with the same ...