The Danish Thesaurus: Problems and Perspectives

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AuthorSanni Nimb, Lars Trap-Jensen, Henrik Lorentzen
TitleThe Danish Thesaurus: Problems and Perspectives
AbstractIn this paper, we present a new thesaurus for Danish and discuss some of the problems and decisions that the compilers have been faced with. The thesaurus is compared to other thesauri: Roget, Dornseiff and particularly to its smaller Danish predecessor Andersen. The different steps in the compilation process are outlined, with special attention being devoted to word ordering at the lowest level (alphabetical vs. semantic) and to the use of stylistic labels. In a comprehensive thesaurus, the conclusion is that semantic ordering is more useful for the user and that stylistic labels are necessary.
SessionThe Dictionary-Making Process
Keywordsthesaurus; onomasiological dictionary; semantic ordering; stylistic labels
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX2014-012,
author={Sanni Nimb and Lars Trap-Jensen and Henrik Lorentzen},
title={The Danish Thesaurus: Problems and Perspectives},
pages={191-199},
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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