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Re: Universal mapping of words to integers

From: Enrique Pérez Arnaud <enriquepablo@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 16:53:57 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKJFYy5GNN2Cg9Aju30yt++-7qqaEdE_Wa04TnRnNja+wF2LXw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Hi,

2012/5/18 Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>


> Try this Wikipedia page instead:
>
>    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Lexicographical_order<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexicographical_order>
> >
>
>
A mapping of integers to words based on their lexicographical order is only
universal for a fixed set of words.  The criteria that the OP offers, if I
understand them correctly, neither seem to be intrinsic and exact
properties of words, but circumstantial properties.

For a universal mapping, given words formed out of 26 characters, I would
go for a base 26 numeration system approach. Of course, no word semantics
in the mapping.

-- 
Enrique Pérez Arnaud
enriquepablo@gmail.com

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