A formal lexicon would be useful in conducting theoretical work in the social sciences. Such a lexicon is described here. The author and his collaborator hope to adapt results from the field of artificial intelligence.
Wolfson, Robert J.
"Development of a Formal Lexicon for the Social Sciences,"
Syracuse Scholar (1979-1991):
1, Article 14.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/suscholar/vol3/iss1/14