Data-Visualizing Language UML And Metalanguage USC For Historical Memes Studies


The article presents the use of the graphical data representation language UML and the metalanguage of semantic descriptions of the USC for the study of a meme as a means of broadcasting historical memory (using the example of a meme about cat-chroniclers). The authors propose a variant of formal languages and models for working not only with linguistic, but also with extralinguistic information. This can be the initial stage in the creation of the graphic corpus of this meme, its variants and transformations. In this case, the created formal descriptions can be used as an integral part of the markup of the formed image corpus. It was found that the set of basic tigens present in each version of the meme is generally the same, although the semantic content of the corresponding tigens may vary. Over time, the analyzed meme changes more and more, transforming into a memplex, and departing further from the basic version. Often, from the basic variant in such transformations, only the initial structural "frame" is left, filled with a completely different semantic content.

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