The Sketch Engine

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AuthorAdam Kilgarriff, Pavel Rychlý, Pavel Smrz, David Tugwell
TitleThe Sketch Engine
AbstractWord sketches are one-page automatic, corpus-based summaries of a word's grammatical and collocational behaviour. They were first used in the production of the Macmillan English Dictionary and were presented at Euralex 2002. At that point, they only existed for English. Now, we have developed the Sketch Engine, a corpus tool which takes as input a corpus of any language and a corresponding grammar patterns and which generates word sketches for the words of that language. It also generates a thesaurus and 'sketch differences', which specify similarities and differences between near-synonyms. We briefly present a case study investigating applicability of the Sketch Engine to free word-order languages. The results show that word sketches could facilitate lexicographic work in Czech as they have for English.
SessionComputational Lexicography and Lexicology
author = {Adam Kilgarriff, Pavel Rychlý, Pavel Smrz, David Tugwell},
title = {The Sketch Engine },
pages = {105-115},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2004},
month = {july},
date = {6-10},
address = {Lorient, France},
editor = {Geoffrey Williams and Sandra Vessier},
publisher = {Université de Bretagne-Sud, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines},
isbn = {29-52245-70-3},