Semantic network

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A semantic network is often used as a form of knowledge representation. It consists of vertices which represent concepts and edges which represent relations between the concepts. A semantic net is a Directed graph.

Important semantic relations:


An example of a semantic network is WordNet, a lexical database of English.

The link and lexical structure of the Wikipedia might also be regarded as a simple example of a semantic network, with the following properties:

  • article A is linked to by article B
  • the name of article A is used in the Wikipedia entry for B

See also:

External links:

  • WordNet home page
  • [1] "Computing Science - The Web of Words"