Analysis of Idiom Variations in English for the Enhanced Automatic Lookup of Idiom Entries in Dictionaries

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Page989-995
AuthorKyo Kageura, Miwa Toyoshima
TitleAnalysis of Idiom Variations in English for the Enhanced Automatic Lookup of Idiom Entries in Dictionaries
AbstractIn this paper, we report the results of our analysis and classification of variation patterns of English idioms. The results of the classification are to be used as a basis for developing enhanced automatic lookup functions for idiom entries in dictionaries. Although many high-quality dictionaries contain a sufficient number of idioms for their intended users, the methods available for looking up entries in both paper and electronic dictionaries and machine translation systems are not satisfactory. Providing adequate automatic look-up functions is complicated by the existence of idiom variants, which can often be very creative. In order to develop a high-quality look-up mechanism for idiom entries, therefore, it is necessary to clarify the variation patterns of idioms so that a computationally tractable mechanism for locating idioms and their variations can be developed. For our analysis, we used informants to obtain a range of possible idiom variations. Variations were first classified into paradigmatic and syntagmatic variations, then detailed patterns were defined from the syntactic and semantic point of view.
Session10. PHRASEOLOGY AND COLLOCATION
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@InProceedings{ELX06-121,
author = {Kyo Kageura, Miwa Toyoshima},
title = {Analysis of Idiom Variations in English for the Enhanced Automatic Lookup of Idiom Entries in Dictionaries },
pages = {989-995},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},
}
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