Semantic Domains

Semantic domains are areas of human knowledge (such as POLITICS, ECONOMY, SPORT) exibiting specific terminology and lexical coherence. They have been used both in Linguistics (i.e. semantic fields) and in Lexicography (i.e. subject field codes) to mark technical usages of words.

Semantic domains can also be used to describe texts according to general subjects characterized by domain specific lexica. Semantic domains provide a natural way to establish semantic relations among word senses, which can be profitably used for Computational Linguistics.