A corpus-based electronic dictionary for (re)search

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AuthorHanne Ruus
TitleA corpus-based electronic dictionary for (re)search
AbstractThe paper describes an electronic dictionary recently published on cd-rom accompanied by the text corpus on which it is based. The dictionary is a key to the corpus consisting of the oldest collections of Mediaeval Danish ballads, nine manuscripts from the latter half of the 16th century. The dictionary is constructed to function as a search tool for the interested layman, at the same time offering numerous possibilities for linguistic and literary studies. The computational philological methodology subdivides the task of constructing the dictionary into eight prcesses, five of which are fully automatic. The accumulating approach takes advantage ofthe information in all the material processed at any given time and makes the current dictionary and the processed texts available for scholarly investigations during the dictionary construction process.The structure of the dictionary reflects the multi level markup of the texts. The use of the descriptive levels in the dictionary is illustrated by examples of research from several disciplines: discourse analysis, semantics, lexicology, and studies of style and genre.
SessionComputational Lexicography and Lexicology
author = {Hanne Ruus},
title = {A corpus-based electronic dictionary for (re)search},
pages = {175-185},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2002},
month = {aug},
date = {13-17},
address = {KĂžbenhavn, Denmark},
editor = {Anna Braasch and Claus Povlsen},
publisher = {Center for Sprogteknologi},
isbn = {87-90708-09-1},