Paper: Structured Lexical Data How To Make Them Widely Available Useful And Reasonably Protected? A Practicalexample With A Trilingual Dictionary

ACL ID C96-2199
Title Structured Lexical Data How To Make Them Widely Available Useful And Reasonably Protected? A Practicalexample With A Trilingual Dictionary
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors
  • Mathieu Lafourcade (University of Science Malaysia, Penang Malaysia; Institute of Information and Applied Mathematics Grenoble, Grenoble France)

We are studying under which constraints structured lexical data can bemade, at the same time, widely available to the general public (freely ornot), electronically supported, published and reasonably protected frompiracy? A three facet approach- with dictionary tools, web servers and e-mail servers -seems to be effective. We illustrate our views with Alex, a genericdictionary tool, which is used with a French-English-Malay dictionary. Thevery distinction between output, logical and coding formats is made. Storage is based onthe latter and output formats are dynamically generated on the fly atrequest times - making the tool usable in many configurations. Keeping the data structuredis necessary to make them usable also by automated processes and to allowdynamic filtering.