semantic error


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semantic error

[si′man·tik ′er·ər]
(computer science)
The use of an incorrect symbolic name in a computer program.

semantic error

Writing invalid program logic that produces incorrect results when the instructions are executed. The syntax of the source code may be valid, but the algorithm being employed is not. A semantic error is also called a "logic error;" however, some programmers believe a logic error produces erroneous data, whereas a semantic error yields nothing meaningful at all. Or, perhaps "it's just semantics!" See semantics, semantic attack and syntax error.
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It is doubtful that semantic errors ever will be completely eliminated.
This version of cultural pluralism makes a semantic error in extensional identity: mistaking mutually exclusive universes of discourse called musics for one and the same universe of discourse called music.
Consistent with our findings, in a study examining the nature of semantic errors in monolingual aphasia, Dell et al.
Semantic errors in transcoding task in a shallow orthography: A retrospective study on 502 Italian vascular patients.
Semantic errors: patient's response belongs to the same semantic category as the stimulus.
Topics include combining data sets with DATA step statements, sorting observations in a data set, processing data with DO loops, and correcting semantic errors. A practice exam is provided at the end of each of the five chapters.
In the constitution of the text, Leistritz principally follows the editio princeps (Rome, 1485), replacing evident misprints as well as grammatical and semantic errors. The edition of the text is furnished by two apparatuses containing (a) the divergences of the printed editions (including orthographical variants) and (b) similia from ancient and neo-Latin literature and from the Bible.
According to NCC mCheck is the first testing tool on the market that is able to check both syntactic and semantic errors in the WML (Wireless Mark-up Language) - a feature that not only enables the tool to determine if the application is coded properly but also to indicate how it will be read on handsets from phone or PDA manufacturers such as Motorola, Nokia and Palm.
As the only case for which a significant proportion of errors are semantic involves the unlesioned model, semantic errors must be more a consequence of learning than they are of lesioning.
where N[X] is the number of instances of the construct in the expert version; [M.sub.1] is the number of major semantic errors; and [M.sub.2] is the number of minor semantic errors.
Variability in the semantic errors produced by brain-injured patients.

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