Requirements for the Design of Electronic Dictionaries and a Proposal for Their Formalisation

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Page617-629
AuthorDennis Spohr
TitleRequirements for the Design of Electronic Dictionaries and a Proposal for Their Formalisation
AbstractWe discuss recent analyses of the requirements for the design of electronic dictionaries, building primarily on the accounts by de Schryver (2003), Chiari (2006), Heid (2006) and Tarp (2008). These requirements suggest a richer formalization of dictionary models than is usually the case in traditional database and plain XML-based approaches, and we therefore argue in favour of a formalisation of these requirements in the framework of a strongly typed formalism. The discussion focusses on users. needs, needs of specific applications of Natural Language Processing, and multifunctionality-in the sense suggested by Gouws (2006) and Heid/Gouws (2006). We further point out the benefits of a richer formalization of dictionary models that goes beyond the traditional view on lexical resources, and strengthens our claim by providing evidence from related work on lexicon modelling in OWL DL (Burchardt et al., 2008).
Session2. The Dictionary-Making Process
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@InProceedings{ELX08-048,
author = {Dennis Spohr},
title = {Requirements for the Design of Electronic Dictionaries and a Proposal for Their Formalisation},
pages = {617-629},
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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