From Standalone Thesaurus to Integrated Related Words in The Danish Dictionary

Page916-923
AuthorSanni Nimb, Nicolai H. Sørensen, Thomas Troelsgård
TitleFrom Standalone Thesaurus to Integrated Related Words in The Danish Dictionary
AbstractThis paper presents a method of integrating Danish standalone thesaurus data automatically into a monolingual dictionary of modern Danish (Den Danske Ordbog, ‘The Danish Dictionary’) and discusses the results, including some of the problematic cases. The method draws on the detailed semantic grouping with two types of keywords in a well-structured XML-manuscript of a recently published thesaurus of Danish (Den Danske Begrebsordbog, ‘The Danish Concept Dictionary’) and on the fact that the two resources are linked on sense level, allowing for the automatic identification of semantically related thesaurus extracts for any given sense in the dictionary. The paper also presents a study of similar integrations of thesaurus data in four online English dictionaries, namely the Oxford English Dictionary, the MacMillan Dictionary, the Merriam-Webster English Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionaries:English, which we carried out in order to compare the structure of the underlying English thesaurus data as well as the resulting dictionary presentations with the Danish case.
SessionPoster Presentations
Keywordsthesaurus, dictionary, linked data, synonyms
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2018-079,
author={Sanni Nimb, Nicolai H. Sørensen, Thomas Troelsgård},
title={From Standalone Thesaurus to Integrated Related Words in The Danish Dictionary},
pages={916-923},
booktitle={Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography in Global Contexts},
year={2018},
month={jul},
date={17-21},
address={Ljubljana, Slovenia},
editor={Jaka Čibej, Vojko Gorjanc, Iztok Kosem, Simon Krek},
publisher={Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts},
isbn={978-961-06-0097-8}, }
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