Corpus pattern analysis

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorPatrick Hanks
TitleCorpus pattern analysis
AbstractEvidence from large corpora shows striking patterns of word use in nataral language, the details of which are only now beginning to be adequately recognized and studied. These patterns of usage can be analysed and applied in lexicography as a way of deciding what counts as a lexical meaning distinction and of showing how different meanings are associated with different uses of a word. This has major implications for dictionaries, as well as for lexicons used in computational natural language processing, but lexicography has been slow to respond to the challenges presented by the data. After a discussion of afferent kinds of corpus evidence and analytic procedures in corpus lexicography, the paper presents a new project of corpus-driven lexicographic analysis of English.
SessionComputational Lexicography and Lexicology
author = {Patrick Hanks},
title = {Corpus pattern analysis },
pages = {87-97},
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},