A Systematic Approach to the Selection of Neologisms for Inclusion in a Large Monolingual Dictionary

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Page571-579
AuthorRuth O'Donovan, Mary O'Neill
TitleA Systematic Approach to the Selection of Neologisms for Inclusion in a Large Monolingual Dictionary
AbstractFor each new edition of The Chambers Dictionary, around 1,000 new words are selected by Chambers. lexicographers for inclusion. In preparing the latest edition, we seized the opportunity to use new corpus and database technology to improve neologism detection and selection. Our resources included the large, recently built Chambers Harrap International Corpus (CHIC), our automated word-tracking system, the databases developed for our new words monitoring programmes and a new tool for ranking words by corpus frequency. We report on the results of our work in this area: a systematic approach to neologism detection and investigation that complements the expertise of lexicographers.
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@InProceedings{ELX08-043,
author = {Ruth O'Donovan, Mary O'Neill},
title = {A Systematic Approach to the Selection of Neologisms for Inclusion in a Large Monolingual Dictionary},
pages = {571-579},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},
}
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