The Future of Linguistics and Lexicographers: Will there be Lexicographers in the year 3000?

Page25-41
AuthorGregory Grefenstette
TitleThe Future of Linguistics and Lexicographers: Will there be Lexicographers in the year 3000?
AbstractLexicography has been a respected tradition of scientific pursuit since the eighteenth century. Will the science of lexicography survive into the third millennium? I will discuss what present-day computational linguistics can offer the lexicographer in the lexicographic task. I will show that the data can be purified in clearer and clearer forms through approximate linguistics. I will then speculate about what aspects of the lexicographic task can be automated, what tasks remain incumbent on humans, and wonder whether a new vision of the lexicon will emerge.
SessionPART 1 - Plenary Lectures
Keywordscomputational linguistics, lexicography, linguistics schools, parsing, lexical modeling
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX98_1-008,
author = {Gregory Grefenstette},
title = {The Future of Linguistics and Lexicographers: Will there be Lexicographers in the year 3000?},
pages = {25-41},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1998},
month = {aug},
date = {4-8},
address = {Liège, Belgium},
editor = {Thierry Fontenelle, Philippe Hiligsmann, Archibald Michiels, André Moulin, Siegfried Theissen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {2-87233-091-7},
}
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