What word describes/denotes the words that precede vision in the following two words: computer vision and machine vision?
- Anybody can ask a question
- Anybody can answer
- The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
The word I hear most is noun adjective, while attributive noun and noun adjunct sound equally appropriate and current. I have never heard noun premodifier, though it sounds technically correct. I might also use adjectival noun myself despite Wikipedia's reservations. A noun adjective is always a modifier, but not the other way around: modifier is a correct but less specific term.
I know it as an attributive noun, but according to this Wikipedia article, it's also called a noun adjunct or noun premodifier.
A noun preceding and describing other noun is called a noun adjunct or attributive noun or noun premodifier. Source 1 calls it premodifier.
Yes, all the sources call them nouns.
From source 3:
Source 1 does not write that a noun can function as an adjective.
More research needed
-the premodifiers of nouns are usually adjectives, but they can also be nouns, genitive noun phrases, participles, adverbs, numerals, and others.
Sources I found and consulted:
Computer, in computer vision, is a modifier, which is a word (especially an adjective or noun used attributively), that restricts or adds to the sense of a head noun.
Example of modifiers are good and family in "good family house".