Lexical Profiling Software and its Lexicographic Applications – a Case Study

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Author Adam Kilgarriff, Michael Rundell
Title Lexical Profiling Software and its Lexicographic Applications – a Case Study
Abstract The latest generation of lexical profiling software (which developed out of the probability measures originally proposed by Church and Hanks) has recently been used as a central source of linguistic data for a new, written-from-scratch pedagogical dictionary. The "Word Sketch" software uses parsed corpus data to identify salient collocates - in separate lists - for the whole range of grammatical relations in which a given word participates. It also links these collocate lists to corpus examples instantiating each combination so identified. Lexicographers found that the Word Sketches not only streamlined the process of searching for significant word combinations, but often provided a more revealing, and more efficient, way of uncovering the key features of a word's behaviour than the (now traditional) method of scanning concordances.
Session EuraIex Workshop on Restricted Collocations
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BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX02-090,
author = {Adam Kilgarriff, Michael Rundell},
title = {Lexical Profiling Software and its Lexicographic Applications - a Case Study },
pages = {807-818},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2002},
month = {aug},
date = {13-17},
address = {KĂžbenhavn, Denmark},
editor = {Anna Braasch and Claus Povlsen},
publisher = {Center for Sprogteknologi},
isbn = {87-90708-09-1},
}
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