A Folk Songs Corpus for Constructing and Updating Dialect Dictionaries

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AuthorKaterina T. Frantzi
TitleA Folk Songs Corpus for Constructing and Updating Dialect Dictionaries
AbstractWe present the construction and processing of a folk songs corpus for the construction and updating of dialect dictionaries. The Greek folk songs are an important form of art to reveal dialect information. However, the information used for the existing dialect dictionaries has been until now acquired manually. For automating the extraction of dialect lexicographical knowledge and the construction and updating of dialect dictionaries, we involve corpus linguistic tools. The dialect dictionaries are updated with all the words that present dialect characteristics and examples of their real use in the songs. The corpus is dynamic and new songs are added continuously, making the processing also continuous, for the most complete and accurate updating of the dictionaries. The application area is the group of the Dodecanese Islands, south-east Greece, while future work involves the covering of more Greek areas.
Session7. DIALECT DICTIONARIES AND LINGUISTIC ATLASES
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@InProceedings{ELX06-087,
author = {Katerina T. Frantzi},
title = {A Folk Songs Corpus for Constructing and Updating Dialect Dictionaries },
pages = {681-687},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},
}
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