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Towards A Semantic Web by Liam Magee, Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope

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The meaning of meaning: alternative disciplinary perspectives

Liam Magee

The sentence ‘Snow is white’ is true if, and only if, snow is white (Tarski 1957, p. 190).

A guiding thread through discussions of the semantic web is the very general notion of meaning—as something which can be variously reasoned over computationally, generated or processed cognitively, expressed linguistically and transmitted socially. In order to understand how this broad thematic can be conceived in relation to the specifically technological construct of the semantic web, here it is classified and discussed under the following ‘semantic’ rubrics or frames:

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