Multimodal Corpus Lexicography: Compiling a Corpus-based Bilingual Modern Greek – Greek Sign Language Dictionary

Page499-507
AuthorAnna Vacalopoulou, Eleni Efthimiou, Kiki Vasilaki
TitleMultimodal Corpus Lexicography: Compiling a Corpus-based Bilingual Modern Greek – Greek Sign Language Dictionary
AbstractThis paper describes the process of compiling NOEMA+, a bilingual dictionary of approximately 12,000 entries for the pair Greek Sign Language (GSL) - Modern Greek (MG) and of making it available openly online (http://sign.ilsp.gr/signilsp-site/index.php/el/noima/). The dictionary was based on several corpora that have been collected over the years, including information on compounding, GSL synonyms, classifiers, various lemma-related senses, semantic relationships, etc. These different corpora have been joined, normalized and translated into MG to form a parallel corpus of the language pair in question. In turn, this parallel corpus acted as the basis for the compilation of the bilingual dictionary described in this paper. More specifically, among the issues to be discussed here are lemma identification, which proved far from intuitive for this particular language pair, lemma categorization, dictionary contents and structure, relations between entries as well as the corpus which was used for dictionary compilation. Finally, there will be a description of the different search choices offered, which cater for different user profiles and needs.
SessionSIGN LANGUAGE LEXICOGRAPHY
Keywordsbilingual lexicography, corpus-based lexicography, multimodal parallel corpus, sign language lexicography
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2018-040,
author={Anna Vacalopoulou, Eleni Efthimiou, Kiki Vasilaki},
title={Multimodal Corpus Lexicography: Compiling a Corpus-based Bilingual Modern Greek – Greek Sign Language Dictionary},
pages={499-507},
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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