Visual Identity for Langnet. Complex Networks across Language Levels*
Written, as well as spoken language can be modelled via complex networks where the lingual units (words) are represented by vertices and their linguistic interactions by links. Language networks are a powerful formalism to the quantitative study of language structure at various language sub-levels: phonological, morphological, syntactic or semantic. Language network analysis enables: the examination of structural complexities of each language sub-level and their mutual interactions; the systematic investigation of language evolution; the modelling of language acquisition; the modelling of mental lexicons, assessing the text quality, authorship attribution, disambiguation of the word’s meaning in a semantic context.
The aim of the Langnet project is to design the methodology for complexity evaluation across language levels using complex networks by establishing an information science bridge between linguistics, complex networks and natural language processing.