Lexicography between NLP and Linguistics: Aspects of Theory and Practice

AuthorLars Trap-Jensen
TitleLexicography between NLP and Linguistics: Aspects of Theory and Practice
AbstractOver the last hundred years, lexicography has witnessed three major revolutions: a descriptive revolution at the turn of the 20th century, a corpus revolution in the second half of the 20th century, and the digital revolution which is happening right now. Finding ourselves in the middle of a radical change, most of us have difficulties orienting ourselves and knowing where all this is leading. I don’t pretend to know the answers but one thing is clear: we cannot ignore it and carry on as normal. In this article, I will discuss how lexicography and natural language processing can mutually benefit from each other and how lexicography could meet some of the needs that NLP has. I suggest that lexicographers shift their focus from a single dictionary towards the lexical database behind it.
SessionPlenary Lectures
Keywordse-lexicography, NLP, interoperability, data structure
author={Lars Trap-Jensen},
title={Lexicography between NLP and Linguistics: Aspects of Theory and Practice},
booktitle={Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography in Global Contexts},
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}, }