MatsLex - a Multilingual Lexical Database for Machine Translation


Jörg Tiedemann (Uppsala University)


TP1: Terminology


MatsLex represents a relational database which can be used to store multilingual lexical data in a central and coherent lexicon. Tools and interfaces have been implemented to maintain the database and to apply its contents to different multilingual applications. MatsLex has been developed to feed different modules of a machine translation system with appropriate data, monolingual as well as bilingual. The database gives the user full control of the lexicon. In the paper, features and interfaces of the database are discussed as well as the connection to the machine translation engine.


Lexical databases, Language resources, Translation system, Multilingual lexicons

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