Semantic networks: Structure and dynamics

Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Alex Arenas

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Abstract

During the last ten years several studies have appeared regarding language complexity. Research on this issue began soon after the burst of a new movement of interest and research in the study of complex networks, i.e., networks whose structure is irregular, complex and dynamically evolving in time. In the first years, network approach to language mostly focused on a very abstract and general overview of language complexity, and few of them studied how this complexity is actually embodied in humans or how it affects cognition. However research has slowly shifted from the language-oriented towards a more cognitive-oriented point of view. This review first offers a brief summary on the methodological and formal foundations of complex networks, then it attempts a general vision of research activity on language from a complex networks perspective, and specially highlights those efforts with cognitive-inspired aim.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1264-1302
Number of pages39
JournalEntropy
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Complex network
  • Language
  • Universality

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Borge-Holthoefer, J., & Arenas, A. (2010). Semantic networks: Structure and dynamics. Entropy, 12(5), 1264-1302. https://doi.org/10.3390/e12051264

Semantic networks : Structure and dynamics. / Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Arenas, Alex.

In: Entropy, Vol. 12, No. 5, 01.05.2010, p. 1264-1302.

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Borge-Holthoefer, J & Arenas, A 2010, 'Semantic networks: Structure and dynamics', Entropy, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1264-1302. https://doi.org/10.3390/e12051264
Borge-Holthoefer J, Arenas A. Semantic networks: Structure and dynamics. Entropy. 2010 May 1;12(5):1264-1302. https://doi.org/10.3390/e12051264
Borge-Holthoefer, Javier ; Arenas, Alex. / Semantic networks : Structure and dynamics. In: Entropy. 2010 ; Vol. 12, No. 5. pp. 1264-1302.
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