Paper: A Tool Kit For Lexicon Building

ACL ID P85-1033
Title A Tool Kit For Lexicon Building
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985

This paper describes a set of interactive routines that can be used to create, maintain, and update a computer lexicon. The routines are available to the user as a set of commands resembling a simple operating system. The lexicon pro- duced by this system is based on lexi- cal-semantic relations, but is compatible with a variety of other models of lexicon structure. The lexicon builder is suit- able for the generation of moderate-sized vocabularies and has been used to construct a lexicon for a small medical expert system. A future version of the lexicon builder will create a much larger lexicon by parsing definitions from machine-readable dictionaries.