Detecting Hidden Multiwords in Bilingual Dictionaries

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AuthorLuisa Bentivogli, Emanuele Pianta
TitleDetecting Hidden Multiwords in Bilingual Dictionaries
AbstractDictionaries are a valuable source of information about multiwords. Unfortunately, only few multiwords are explicitly marked as such in dictionaries: most of them are presented without being distinguished from free combinations of words. In this paper we present a methodology for detecting hidden multiwords in bilingual dictionaries, along with their translation in another language. The methodology is based on a number of automatic procedures which exploit regularities in the different kinds of expressions that can be found in the Collins English-Italian bilingual dictionary to select those phrases that are most likely to contain multiwords. The quantitative results ofthe experiment are provided.
SessionEuraIex Workshop on Restricted Collocations
author = {Luisa Bentivogli, Emanuele Pianta},
title = {Detecting Hidden Multiwords in Bilingual Dictionaries },
pages = {785-793},
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},