Corpus-Driven Lexicography and the Specialised Dictionary: Headword Extraction for the Parasitic Plant Research Dictionary

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Page859-864
AuthorGeoffrey Clive Williams
TitleCorpus-Driven Lexicography and the Specialised Dictionary: Headword Extraction for the Parasitic Plant Research Dictionary
AbstractSpecialised dictionaries tend to address the needs of language-aware users such as translators, or to be terminological seeking only to standardise usage. This paper looks at some of the problems encountered in using a corpus-directed approach for the design of a specialised pedagogical dictionary. Collocational networks are demonstrated as a objective means of headword extraction. In network building, collocations are seen as statistically significant pairings extracted from within a pre-defined window. The resulting networks represent the thematic environment of the corpus and include both technical and semi-technical words. The advantages and drawbacks ofthese networks in compiling a specialised pedagogical dictionary are discussed.
SessionEuraIex Workshop on Restricted Collocations
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@InProceedings{ELX02-095,
author = {Geoffrey Clive Williams},
title = {Corpus-Driven Lexicography and the Specialised Dictionary: Headword Extraction for the Parasitic Plant Research Dictionary },
pages = {859-864},
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},
}
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