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latent semantic analysis (LSA)

A statistical theory and method of identifying word meaning through analysis of context of word use.

learning as development

A view of learning that emphasizes the triggering and maturation of skills (versus their acquisition through practice). Some versions construe this as biologically prefigured (Piaget), and others construe it as socially mediated (Vygotsky). In this view, people are not understood not only in terms of what they are but in terms of what they are becoming.


See latent semantic analysis