Analysis of Lexical Structures from Field Linguistics and Language Engineering


P. Wittenburg (Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

W. Peters (University of Sheffield)

S. Drude (Free University of Berlin)


WO4: General Issues On Lexicons


Lexica play an important role in every linguistic discipline. We are confronted with many types of lexica. Depending on the type of lexicon and the language we are currently faced with a large variety of structures from very simple tables to complex graphs, as was indicated by a recent overview of structures found in dictionaries from field linguistics and language engineering. It is important to assess these differences and aim at the integration of lexical resources in order to improve lexicon creation, exchange and reuse. This paper describes the first step towards the integration of existing structures and standards into a flexible abstract model.


Lexical structures

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