This symbolism dictionary endeavors to provide some possible cultural significances of various symbols, and suggest ways in which those symbols may have been used in context. Most symbols are not code signals, like traffic lights, where red means stop and green means go, but part of a complex language in which green can mean jealousy or fertility or even both, depending on context. It is up to each of us to explore works of art sensitively, and decide for ourselves how the symbols in each work function. This website is offered as an aid in that enriching activity.
An open source semantic network (Creative Commons license) for AI and ML development. Semantic nets encode the meaning of words and concepts for information processing systems. Seems to encompass several spoken languages. Curated to avoid stereotypes. Still an active project. Data elements have a concept of external URLs, which link to other data sources with machine-parseable data related to that element.
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