Paper: Towards A Dedicated Database Management System For Dictionaries

ACL ID C86-1020
Title Towards A Dedicated Database Management System For Dictionaries
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
Authors

This paper argues that a lexical database should be implemented with a special kind of database management system (DBMS) and outlines the design of such a system. The major difference between this proposal and a general purpose DBMS is that its data definition language (DDL) allows the specification of the entire morphology, which turns the lexical database from a mere collection of 'static' data into a real-time word-analyser. Moreover, the dedication of the system conduces to the feasibility of user interfaces with very comfortable monitor- and manipulation functions.