Paper: The BICORD System Combining Lexical Information From Bilingual Corpora And Machine Readable Dictionaries

ACL ID C90-3031
Title The BICORD System Combining Lexical Information From Bilingual Corpora And Machine Readable Dictionaries
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

Our goal is to explore methods for combining structured but incomplete information from dic- tionaries with the unstructured but more complete information available in corpora for the creation of a bilingual lexical data base. This paper concen- trates on the class of action verbs of movement, and builds on earlier work on lexical correspondences between languages and specific to this verb class. The languages we explore here are English and French. We first examine the way prototypical verbs of movement are translated in the Collins- Robert (Collins 1978, henceforth CR) bilingual dictionary. We then analyze the behavior of some of these verbs in a large bilingual corpus. We take advantage of the results of linguistic research on verb types (e.g. Levin, to appear) coupled with data from ma...