Natural Language Processing techniques for improved user-friendliness of electronic dictionaries

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Page47-61
AuthorUlrich Heid
TitleNatural Language Processing techniques for improved user-friendliness of electronic dictionaries
AbstractWe discuss Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools and techniques which may be used to enhance the user friendliness of electronic dictionaries. Intended properties of electronic dictionaries on which we focus are improved guidance for text production, as well as easy and efficient access to lexical data in text reception dictionaries. In this talk, we focus on those NLP techniques which are mostly available for the major European languages: morphological analysis of inflection and word formation, as well as syntactic analysis. We also address the relevance of a detailed classification and representation of lexical data categories within the dictionary: this is a central prerequisite for any integration of dictionaries and NLP tools. Our discussion is embedded in an interpretation of the claims of the lexicographic Function Theory with respect to user orientation in dictionaries.
SessionPlenary lectures
Keywordselectronic dictionaries; NLP tools and techniques; user orientation
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2014-002,
author={Ulrich Heid},
title={Natural Language Processing techniques for improved user-friendliness of electronic dictionaries},
pages={47-61},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th EURALEX International Congress},
year={2014},
month={jul},
date={15-19},
address={Bolzano, Italy},
editor={Abel, Andrea and Vettori, Chiara and Ralli, Natascia},
publisher={EURAC research},
isbn={978-88-88906-97-3},
}
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