**Authors:**
Marko A. Rodriguez

**Abstract:**

There exists an injective, information-preserving function
that maps a semantic network (i.e a directed labeled network)
to a directed network (i.e. a directed unlabeled network). The edge
label in the semantic network is represented as a topological feature
of the directed network. Also, there exists an injective function that
maps a directed network to an undirected network (i.e. an undirected
unlabeled network). The edge directionality in the directed network
is represented as a topological feature of the undirected network.
Through function composition, there exists an injective function that
maps a semantic network to an undirected network. Thus, aside from
space constraints, the semantic network construct does not have any
modeling functionality that is not possible with either a directed
or undirected network representation. Two proofs of this idea will
be presented. The first is a proof of the aforementioned function
composition concept. The second is a simpler proof involving an
undirected binary encoding of a semantic network.

**Keywords:**
semantic networks,
general-modeling,
multi-relational networks

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