Paper: Design And Implementation Of A Lexical Data Base

ACL ID E85-1021
Title Design And Implementation Of A Lexical Data Base
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985
Authors
  • Eric Wehrli (University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA)

This paper is concerned with the specifications and the implementation of a particular concept of word-based lexicon to be used for large natural language processing systems such as machine translation systems, and compares it with the morpheme-based conception of the lexicon traditionally assumed in computational linguistics. It will be argued that, although less concise, a relational word-based lexicon is superior to a morpheme-based lexicon from a theoretical, computational and also practical viewpoint.