A proposed standard for the lexical representation of idioms

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Page153-164
AuthorJan Odijk
TitleA proposed standard for the lexical representation of idioms
AbstractIn this paper I first explain briefly the properties of one type of MuIti-Word Expression (MWE), viz., flexible idioms, and how they are dealt with in the Rosetta machine translation system. Taking this as a starting point and generalizing beyond it, I argue that a standardized lexical representation for flexible idioms is not so straightforward. Nevertheless, I make a very concrete proposal for an actual standard for flexible idioms that is highly theory-neutral, and I show how it allows one to achieve a significant reduction of effort in reusing lexical entries for idioms.
SessionComputational Lexicography and Lexicology
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@InProceedings{ELX04-016,
author = {Jan Odijk},
title = {A proposed standard for the lexical representation of idioms },
pages = {153-164},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2004},
month = {july},
date = {6-10},
address = {Lorient, France},
editor = {Geoffrey Williams and Sandra Vessier},
publisher = {UniversiteĢ de Bretagne-Sud, FaculteĢ des lettres et des sciences humaines},
isbn = {29-52245-70-3},
}
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