Encoding Context in Bilingual Specialized Dictionaries

By November 23, 2016,
Page 491-498
Author Pamela Faber, Arianne Reimerink, Pilar León-Araúz
Title Encoding Context in Bilingual Specialized Dictionaries
Abstract Specialized dictionaries and knowledge resources encode the meaning of specialized knowledge units but they rarely include contextual information. Context is crucial for language comprehension and production, since they both largely depend on users ability to activate the right frame. Moreover, context can be defined in many different ways. Therefore, it is timely and necessary to parametrize context with a view to more effectively facilitating knowledge representation in term entries. In this paper we propose a three-level parametrization of context based on scope (i.e. local vs. global) and according to the type of information conveyed (i.e. syntactic, semantic and pragmatic). The term ‘absorption’ is used to exemplify what kind of contextual information is normally included in bilingual specialized dictionaries and how this information could be expanded to provide more useful information for text comprehension and production.
Session Lexicography for Specialised Languages, Terminology and Terminography
Keywords context parameters; bilingual dictionaries; specialized knowledge
author={Pamela Faber, Arianne Reimerink, Pilar León-Araúz},
title={Encoding Context in Bilingual Specialized Dictionaries},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th EURALEX International Congress},
address={Tbilisi, Georgia},
editor={Tinatin Margalitadze, George Meladze},
publisher={Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University Press},