Synonym Map

Let’s say we are searching for whether John bought a car. We are looking for a ToBuy relation, with John as the subject and a car as the first object.  But we know that Fred sold a car to John. How can we use that information?

A SYNONYMMAP allows us to change the basis of the search. A form to create the map –

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Fred sells a car to John
John buys a car from Fred

The connections for Buy and Sell are reversed between 1 and 3. A zero – changing between a RELATION3 and a RELATION2 - would indicate unavailability for search.

The check buttons allow for reversing logical and existential states where mapping is also required. We can make as complex a synonym structure and state change as we like.

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The logical connection on pin 1 of SynonymMap allows the operator to be turned off.

For simple antonyms such as Accept – Reject, a Bidirectional False is chosen, which builds a false equals. A simple antonym, where the logical state reverses, and a unidirectional synonym. The logical reversal will also reverse "they may accept" to "they may reject", with the appropriate Bayesian value.

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You can get from KickOut to Reject, but not the other way, unless searching with relaxed requirements.

A variety of operators allowing the system to move from Omission to Exclusion to Inclusion.

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Collocated Verbs

Communication Relations

An Existential Antonym