Lexicographic interchange between a specialized and a general language dictionary

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Page750-757
AuthorMarie-Claude Demers, Ilan Kernerman, Marie-Claude L'Homme
TitleLexicographic interchange between a specialized and a general language dictionary
AbstractOne of the important issues lexicographers need to address concerns the desired coverage of a dictionary’s wordlist. This paper addresses the issue from a practical angle. We propose a method for comparing the contents of two resources and evaluating to what extent each can contribute to increase and improve the coverage of the other. Concretely, the project consists of comparing the contents of the English version of DiCoInfo (a dictionary of computing and Internet terms) with the appropriate entries of the Random House Webster’s College Dictionary (RHWCD). The entries missing in one resource are considered for inclusion in the other, and vice versa. The approach proves beneficial for both resources. Approximately 100 entries were added to DiCoInfo and over 500 lexical items or meanings are being included in the RHWCD.
SessionLemma selection
Keywordsgeneral language dictionary, terminological database, specialized meaning, term, wordlist.
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX12-068,
author = {Marie-Claude Demers and Ilan Kernerman and Marie-Claude L'Homme},
title = {Lexicographic interchange between a specialized and a general language dictionary},
pages = {750--757},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},
}
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