Ogden's Basic English as a Lexical Database In Natural Language Processing
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The following is the listing of my categorization of C. K. Ogden's System of Basic English.
To the best of my knowledge, all 850 words in the original document have been represented at least once. A few of them appear more than once. For example, 'change' appears as both a noun and a verb. In addition, I too the liberty of adding approximately 100 words to the vocabulary. The words which have been added are marked with an asterisk (*).
There were two primary reasons for those additions:
1. The word added served as a 'parent' node in the network. For example, I added the word 'texture' to serve as a seantic parent for the set of words 'sticky,' 'fuzzy,' 'rough,' etc.
2. The word served to flesh out a set of which there was a
parent but few children. For example, 'filthy,' and 'sterile,' were
added to the category attributes / evaluation / cleanliness, which previously contained only the word 'clean' and 'dirty'.
I followed certain notational conventions in listing the vocabulary. Words were indented one and one-quarter inches further than their parents. For example, the network configurations shown below (Fig 5).
would be represented in the listing as:
Figure 5: Network Configuration
rain snow mist
Since nodes which were components of other nodes are the exception rather than the rule, the reader
may assume that any hierarchical relationship is an instance unless told otherwise.
There may be accidental differences between this listing and the actual implementation.
The root of the entire physical system is environment. All the nodes below are components of the environment, either directly or by inheritance.
The next 26 pages of systems require HTML tables, which are tedious.
Therefore I am just adding links to the scanned images. Appendix.
See also Economic System: Entities/Country.
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See Physical Systems : Entities / Animal.
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