Lexicographica: Series Maior

Supplementbände zum Internationalen Jahrbuch für Lexikographie

Band 79:
Fontenelle, Thierry: Turning a Bilingual Dictionary into a Lexical-Semantic Database. XVI/328 S. - Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1997.
ISBN: 3-484-30979-2

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[Buch] IDS-Bibliothek: Sig. ME 1350
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E-Book (PDF). Berlin / New York: de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-092011-6

This volume addresses the complex problem of the use and exploitation of bilingual lexical resources available in machine-readable form. The reusability of lexical resources has indeed attracted a lot of attention in the past few years but NLP researchers have tended to concentrate mainly on monolingual English learners' dictionaries, somewhat neglecting bilingual dictionaries.

The first part of the book describes the construction of a lexical-semantic database from the machine-readable version of the Collins-Robert English-French dictionary and the design of flexible retrieval programs which make it possible to readily extract the collocational and thesauric information it contains. The emphasis is laid on the lexicographical work which was required in order to enrich the database with lexical-semantic information based on Meľcuk's descriptive apparatus of lexical functions. The second part of the book deals with the use of the database to investigate the structure of the English lexicon, focusing more specifically on the extraction of verbs participating in the causative/inchoative alternation, on the analysis of sound verbs or on the study of the relationship between collocations, lexical functions and metaphors/sense extensions.


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Abbreviations S. XI
Meľčuk's lexical functions and lexical-semantic relations S. xIII
Acknowledgements S. XV
1.   General introduction S. 1
2.   Acquisition of lexical and co-occurrence knowledge: an overview S. 9
3.   A few collocational dictionaries S. 31
4.   Pustejovsky's Generative Lexicon S. 47
5.   Meaning ⇔ Text Theory and the Explanatory Combinatory Dictionary S. 53
6.   Construction a database form the Collins-Robert Dictionary S. 101
7.   Defining formulae and lexical functions S. 147
8.   A few suggestions towards the creation of additional functions S. 179
9.   Assigning lexical functions: texts and consistency S. 195
10.   A closer look at the lexical function Son S. 207
11.   Noun alternations and sense extensions S. 219
12.   Transitivity alternations S. 229
13.   Metaphors and lexical functions S. 245
14.   Pedagogical applications S. 255
15.   General conclusions S. 273
16.   Appendices S. 281
17.   Résumé S. 303
18.   Zusammenfassung S. 305
19.   Bibliography S. 307
20.   Index S. 325