Paper: A Feature-Based Model For Lexical Databases

ACL ID C92-2089
Title A Feature-Based Model For Lexical Databases
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992

-- To date, no fully suitable data model for lexical databases has been proposed. As lexical databases have prolifcrated in multiple formats, there has been growing concern over the reusability of lexical resources. In this paper, we propose a model based on feature structures which overcomes most of the problems inherent in classical database models, anti in particular enables accessing, manipulating or merging information structured in multiple ways. Because of their widespread use in file representation of linguistic information, the applicability of feature structures to lexical databases seems natural, although to our knowl- edge this has not yet been implemented. The nse of feature structures in lexical databases also opens up the possibility of compatibility with computational lexic...