The Ecology of Lexical Acquisition: Computational Lexicon Making Process

Page489-496
AuthorEvelyne Viegas, Sergei Nirenburg
TitleThe Ecology of Lexical Acquisition: Computational Lexicon Making Process
AbstractIn this paper, we present the process of dictionary making, as we defined it to build Spanlex, a Spanish lexicon, for Mikrokosmos, a machine translation (MT) system based on semantics. Our aim in this one-year project has been to acquire a lexicon of about 40,000 word meanings. We adopted a computational semantics approach where the semantics has to be entered semi-automatically by the acquirers. This approach pointed toward automating the task of acquisition as much as possible. Therefore, we had to develop and implement tools to help and guide acquisition. We present here in a diagram, representing the process of acquisition, some of the resources needed. Finally, we focus on the way to acquire a large-scale high quality lexicon by using derivational morpho-semantic rules.
SessionPART 3 - The Dictionary-making Process
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@InProceedings{ELX96_2-013,
author = {Evelyne Viegas, Sergei Nirenburg},
title = {The Ecology of Lexical Acquisition: Computational Lexicon Making Process},
pages = {489-496},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},
}
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