semantic analysis


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semantic analysis ‎(plural semantic analyses)

  1. (linguistics) The process of relating syntactic structures, from the levels of phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs to the level of the writing as a whole, to their language-independent meanings, removing features specific to particular linguistic and cultural contexts, to the extent that such a project is possible.
  2. (computing) The phase in which a compiler adds semantic information to the parse tree and builds the symbol table.
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