GDEX: Automatically Finding Good Dictionary Examples in a Corpus

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Page425-432
AuthorAdam Kilgarriff, Miloš Husák, Katy McAdam, Michael Rundell, Pavel Rychlý,
TitleGDEX: Automatically Finding Good Dictionary Examples in a Corpus
AbstractUsers appreciate examples. If a dictionary entry includes contextualized examples of the different senses a word may have, then the user generally gets what they want in a quick and straightforward way. Thus, there are grounds for including lots of examples and contexts. Producing good examples, however, can be labour-intensive, thus, expensive. We automatically found good candidate sentences in a corpus, with which lexicographers could work. The technology used to add examples to an online version of a leading dictionary: we describe and evaluate the project. We consider a range of other ways in which the finding of good examples can bridge the gap between corpuses, dictionaries, and language learning.
Session1. Computational Lexicography and Lexicology
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@InProceedings{ELX08-026,
author = {Adam Kilgarriff, Miloš Husák, Katy McAdam, Michael Rundell, Pavel Rychlý, },
title = {GDEX: Automatically Finding Good Dictionary Examples in a Corpus},
pages = {425-432},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},
}
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