Descriptive Economy and the Morphological Lexicon. On the Use of Interparadigmatic Schemata in a Computational Lexicon for the Morphology of Italian

Page37-45
AuthorMarco Battista, Vito Pirrelli
TitleDescriptive Economy and the Morphological Lexicon. On the Use of Interparadigmatic Schemata in a Computational Lexicon for the Morphology of Italian
AbstractThe paper illustrates the general architecture of a computational lexicon for the Morphology of Italian which accomodates the entire range of regularities, subregularities and sheer exceptions of the Italian inflectional system in a concise and elegant way. The tenet of the lexicon architecture is the novel notion of "interparadigmatic schema" and rests on the straightforward observational fact that, beyond the paradigmatic level of organization of the inflectional system of a highly inflecting language, there is a further level of interparadigmatic redundancy which can conveniently be captured and exploited for purposes of lexicon compilation. Our experience shows that a lexicon based on the use of such interparadigmatic schemata compares favourably with other computational lexica where these schemata are ignored.
SessionPART 1 - Computational Lexicology and Lexicography
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@InProceedings{ELX96_1-008,
author = {Marco Battista, Vito Pirrelli},
title = {Descriptive Economy and the Morphological Lexicon. On the Use of Interparadigmatic Schemata in a Computational Lexicon for the Morphology of Italian},
pages = {45-55},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},
}
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