From a Computational Linguistic Atlas to Dialectal Lexical Resources

AuthorSimonetta Montemagni, Eugenio Picchi
TitleFrom a Computational Linguistic Atlas to Dialectal Lexical Resources
AbstractComputers can help dialectologists to make full use of the information they have acquired: the basic dimensions of dialectal research can be enlarged and its possible outcomes can become more sophisticated. In this paper, we show how a dialectal database, DBT-ALT, containing the data collected for the Atlante Lessicale Toscano 'Lexical Atlas of Tuscany' can be used as the starting point for the production of dialectal dictionaries and other kinds of lexicographic resources provided that adequate computational tools are available to carry out the job properly. First, the architecture and functioning of DBT-ALT are described in detail. Second, we show how DBT-ALT access functionalities can be exploited to extract subsets of data which could be converted into independent lexicographic resources through the operation of a Lexicographic Workstation.
SessionPART 2 - Computational Lexicology and Lexicography
Keywordscomputational dialectology, dialectal databases, construction of lexical resources
author = {Simonetta Montemagni, Eugenio Picchi},
title = {From a Computational Linguistic Atlas to Dialectal Lexical Resources},
pages = {221-230},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1998},
month = {aug},
date = {4-8},
address = {Liège, Belgium},
editor = {Thierry Fontenelle, Philippe Hiligsmann, Archibald Michiels, André Moulin, Siegfried Theissen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {2-87233-091-7},