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A Computational Lexicography approach to phraseologisms / Cornelia, Tschichold

Phraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective, Pages: 361 - 376

Swansea University Author: Cornelia, Tschichold

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The cycle of lexicographic and linguistic work involved in compiling a computationalphraseological database is divided into three phases and described inrelation to the specific challenges multi-word expressions (MWEs) pose for alexical database. Data collection is a process that is far from complet...

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Published in: Phraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective
Published: John Benjamins 2008
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa11545
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Abstract: The cycle of lexicographic and linguistic work involved in compiling a computationalphraseological database is divided into three phases and described inrelation to the specific challenges multi-word expressions (MWEs) pose for alexical database. Data collection is a process that is far from complete for theMWEs found in English, with the variability of some phrases making identificationof all occurrences in large corpora a major challenge. Formalization of theform and variability ofMWEs is an interrelated process which can improve toolsfor data collection and other applications. Increased use of the phraseologicallexical database in NLP applications can ultimately lead to further insights intothe nature of MWEs and to improvements in the database. Due to the volumeof lexicographic data on MWEs that still needs to be collected, analysed and formalized,and the cyclical nature of the work, the resulting lexical database shouldbe reusable in as many applications as possible. WordManager-PhraseManager,the lexical resource described in the second part of the chapter, can capture thevariability ofMWEs in a way that allows for maximum reusability of lexical data.
Keywords: computational lexicography, phraseology, reusable lexical database
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Start Page: 361
End Page: 376