From natural to formal dictionaries

AuthorAnna Sagvall Hein
TitleFrom natural to formal dictionaries
AbstractPossibilities and problems in the development of machine dictionaries from human dictionaries are discussed. In particular, the concrete results of our current work on a formalization of a monolingual Swedish dictionary are presented: a machine-tractable morphological description, and data on the coverage of the dictionary with regard to the definitions. Most problems encountered in the formalization of dictionaries are due to their use of natural, or semi-natural, language, without providing for the implied background knowledge. To identify and fill this gap is a major task in the development of machine dictionaries.
SessionPART 3 - Computational Lexicology and Lexicography
Keywordscomputational lexicography, computational morphology, Swedish morphology, dictionary coverage, lexical definitions.
author = {Anna Sagvall Hein},
title = {From natural to formal dictionaries},
pages = {301-310},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1992},
month = {aug},
date = {4-9},
address = {Tampere, Finland},
editor = {Hannu Tommola & Krista Varantola,Tarja Salmi-Tolonen & Jurgen Schopp},
publisher = {Tampereen YIiopisto},
isbn = {951-44-3111-1},