Paper: The Derivation Of A Grammatically Indexed Lexicon From The Longman Dictionary Of Contemporary English

ACL ID P87-1027
Title The Derivation Of A Grammatically Indexed Lexicon From The Longman Dictionary Of Contemporary English
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
Authors

We describe a methodology and associated software system for the construction of a large lexicon from an existing machine-readable (published) dictionary. The lexicon serves as a component of an English mor- phological and syntactic analyesr and contains entries with grammatical definitions compatible with the word and sentence grammar employed by the analyser. We describe a software system with two integrated com- ponents. One of these is capable of extracting syn- tactically rich, theory-neutral lexical templates from a suitable machine-readabh source. The second sup- ports interactive and semi-automatic generation and testing of target lexical entries in order to derive a size- able, accurate and consistent lexicon from the source dictionary which contains partial (and occasionally in- ...