The two sentences below are for a user input form for a semantic network. It is a standard, HTML-based form with two drop down menus (the square brackets represent the drop-down menus). Users use the form to correlate their new 'knowledge nodes' into the network.
1) "This new node [points to, is pointed at from] the existing node. "
2) "The 'pointer' is [a, a kind of, prerequisite to, a part of, an example of] the 'pointee'."
(Phew, it hurts to read those.)
I would like to accomplish two things:
1)I would like to combine those sentences into one sentence (I think it will read easier).
2)I would like to know of any lists of words/phrases for the 'relationship' words that are typically associated with a semantic network (two common ones are 'is a' and 'a kind of').