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ERIC Number: ED413743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 9
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Lexical Resources and Their Application.
Gellerstam, Martin
This paper discusses computer-based resources for lexical data and their uses. First, the kinds of lexical data available are described, including those related to form (spelling, pronunciation, inflection, word class), meaning (definition/equivalent, synonyms/antonyms/hyperonyms, thesaurus classification), context (grammatical collocations, lexical collocations, idioms, valency), and pragmatics (distribution, frequency). Different forms in which lexical data are collected are examined, including: word frequency lists; printed dictionaries in machine-readable form, with and without linguistic codes and classification; machine lexicons; lexical databases; and computational linguistics lexicons. The paper then notes the resources available or in production through the Trans-European Language Resources Infrastructure. Finally, areas in which lexical resources can be used are sketched, including lexical research itself, field-specific research, lexicography, creation of writing aids (spell and style checkers), computer aided translation, language instruction, and information retrieval and artificial intelligence. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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