Componential Analysis

Decomposition of a signified into its basic semes

Introduction to the notion

Expression comes from the linguistics domain. The technique consists in isolating the terms that appear necessary to define a concept. To improve the definition and to keep the largest application domain that may be covered by the concept, we eliminate nonessential terms.

See the terminological procedures (references: PxPCD-14… as well as procedure PxPCD-21 linked to semantic modeling).

Related terms: terminology