The complement to decomposition in scientific research is composition. In human language computing, composition is achieved by way of semantic association and the generation of strings of entities. That generation of strings takes place progressively: e.g., strings of symbols (words), strings of strings (sentences), strings of strings of strings (paragraphs), etc. The mathematical (topological, graph-theoretic) analysis of Roget's Thesaurus (1962) has opened a door onto a broad vista of potential achievements in such areas as artificial intelligence and expert systems, through the analysis of concept association, or concept composition.
Sedelow, Sally Yeates
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 43
, Article 23.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol43/iss1/23