Relating Lexicon and Corpus: Computational Support for Corpus-Based Lexicon Building in DELIS

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Page459-471
AuthorUlrich Heid
TitleRelating Lexicon and Corpus: Computational Support for Corpus-Based Lexicon Building in DELIS
AbstractLexicographers agree to favour a corpus based approach to lexicon building over one which would be based on intropspection. However, there is not much tool support for corpus based lexicography, especially when it comes to relating the observations made in corpus text with the classifications or the descriptions proposed in the dictionary. This problem is particularly relevant when it comes to relating the lexical semantic distinctions a lexicographer wants to make ("readings", "senses") with facts and data observed in the corpus. DELIS aims at bridging this gap, at least in part, by designing, implementing and integrating tools for corpus exploration and lexicon building into a toolbox. We give an overview of the DELIS approach and tools for corpus based lexicon building, which aims at supporting a description of lexical items at the levels of lexical semantics, syntax and morphosyntax, paying particular attention to the interrelationship between these levels. The tools allow to create, update and modify lexical specifications and to check these against corpus material. We illustrate our work with examples from the domain of perception verbs.
SessionPART 3 - Lexicographical and lexicological projects
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@InProceedings{ELX94-051,
author = {Ulrich Heid},
title = {Relating Lexicon and Corpus: Computational Support for Corpus-Based Lexicon Building in DELIS},
pages = {459-471},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},
}
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