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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:17 pm    Post subject: Lexeme Reply with quote

I was researching web instances of the Texeme Construct in Google, when I came across some listings in the Books portion of search. I noticed that the word highlighted was not "texeme" -- which is a word (I thought) I had made up by combining text and meme -- but lexeme...which I have never heard or known before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexeme

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A lexeme is an abstract unit of morphological analysis in linguistics, that roughly corresponds to a set of words that are different forms of the same word. For example, in the English language, run, runs, ran and running are forms of the same lexeme, conventionally written as RUN.[1] A related concept is the lemma (or citation form), which is a particular form of a lexeme that is chosen by convention to represent a canonical form of a lexeme. Lemmas are used in dictionaries as the headwords, and other forms of a lexeme are often listed later in the entry if they are unusual in some way.


So, an unintended pun on my part...and good serendipity.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Lexeme" is also used extensively in describing the theory and practice of building compilers for programming languages.

At a first level of approximation, a compiler would make a lexical pass on the contents of a text file that contains a program to be compiled. Later passes would work only on the symbolic level, and not be concerned about parsing text strings (worrying about whether a particular string was a keyword, the name of a variable, etc.).

In most cases for modern compilers, one doesn't use a separate pass over the text, but still converts from raw text into a stream of symbols in a lexical *phase*.
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