Morphosyntactic Lexica in the OAL Framework: Towards a Formalism to Handle Spelling Variants, Compounds and Multi-word Units

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Page253-262
AuthorHelena Blancafort, Javier Couto, Somara Seng
TitleMorphosyntactic Lexica in the OAL Framework: Towards a Formalism to Handle Spelling Variants, Compounds and Multi-word Units
AbstractThe creation and maintenance of lexicographic resources are labour-intensive tasks. In this paper we present SylLex, a formalism to encode morphosyntactic lexica and how it is used in the OAL framework, a tool to aid the linguist to create and maintain such resources in an industrial context. The aim was to have a user-friendly and ready-to-use tool as well as an intuitive and easy-to-use formalism, SylLex, so that a linguist without previous experience can work effectively after one or two hours of using the tool. In this paper, we describe the formalism SylLex and explain how variants, compound words and multiword units are encoded by SylLex and managed with OAL. Finally, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the formalism and OAL tool, and mention further work.
SessionComputational Lexicography and Lexicology
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@InProceedings{ELX10-009,
author = {Helena Blancafort, Javier Couto, Somara Seng},
title = {Morphosyntactic Lexica in the OAL Framework: Towards a Formalism to Handle Spelling Variants, Compounds and Multi-word Units},
pages = {253-262},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2010},
month = {jul},
date = {6-10},
address = {Leeuwarden/Ljouwert, The Netherlands},
editor = {Anne Dykstra and Tanneke Schoonheim},
publisher = {Fryske Akademy},
isbn = {978-90-6273-850-3},
}
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