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Wikipedia describes compositionality as: In mathematics, semantics, and philosophy of language, the principle of compositionality is the principle that the meaning of a complex expression is … ". Compositionality in this case is to provide a meaning for "7 + 4" in terms of the meanings of "7", "4" and "+". Note the emphasis on meaning here. If something can be broken down into atoms, then its meaning
answered Sep 7 '18 by cutculus
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the author's meaning of compositionality is very similar to that of composability which means that you can assemble complex structures out of simpler components. Is there any meaningful distinction between the two or are the two words interchangeable? …
asked Sep 7 '18 by cutculus