Supplementary reading: Wittek et al.’s paper about combining a field interpretation of word meaning with Aristotle’s Metaphysics and a tool for vector field generation

Wittek et al. discuss how the requirement to model semantic change leads to lexical fields as a preferred model of word meaning; how evolving lexical fields presuppose a vector field for representation instead of vector space; and how Emergent Self-Oganizing Maps as the mathematical approach meet Aristotle’s ideas about actuality and potentiality as two components of a continuous reality.

Wittek, P., Darányi, S., Liu, Y-H. 2014. A Vector Field Approach to Lexical Semantics. In: Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Quantum Interaction, Filzbach, Switzerland. June 30 – July 3, 2014.


Estimated time required 3-4 hours. The paper is not difficult but its implications are deep and need to be contemplated to get the idea.