Is "considered" always followed by "as"?

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I have the following idea:

  1. The reconstruction of object models is performed using a graph matching approach, which is considered a corner fixing dilemma.

  2. The reconstruction of object models is performed using a graph matching approach, which is considered as a corner fixing dilemma.

Which way is correct?

gnp

Posted 2013-10-11T14:33:43.980

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I think you are confusing two different meanings of consider.

  1. If you consider X Y or consider X to be Y (these expressions are equivalent), consider means "believe" or "maintain": you hold or express the opinion that X is Y.

    I consider Sartorius a fool.

  2. If you consider X as Y, consider means "take under consideration" or "discuss": you discuss X as if it were Y, or engage with X in its aspect as Y.

    Until now we have been analyzing this as a practical problem; let us now consider it as a moral problem.

It is not clear in your examples which you mean; but picking one or the other will pin it down.

StoneyB on hiatus

Posted 2013-10-11T14:33:43.980

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"is considered a " is more correct. Your sentence means the following:

"The reconstruction of object models is performed using a graph matching approach. This approach is considered a corner fixing dilemma."

I get the impression that you this is not what you are trying to say. How can an approach be a dilemma?

Baz

Posted 2013-10-11T14:33:43.980

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thank you. may be you found my problem in another corner.. It is also really nice..as now I am thinking whether my expression is totaly out.. anyway, in the second part of my construction, I wanted to say that "This approach is considered as a corner fixing problem. In this sense, is it wrong? or is dilemma doesn't reflect my idea? then what would be good. thanks. – gnp – 2013-10-11T15:21:32.900

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In University, I was taught that you can never "consider as". You always "consider something to be".

  • Correct:

    I consider my dad to be the greatest man on earth.

  • Incorrect:

    I consider my dad as the greatest man on earth.

user27805

Posted 2013-10-11T14:33:43.980

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