Issues for Lexicon Building

  • Nicoletta Calzolari
Part of the Linguistica Computazionale book series (LICO, volume 9)


Taking for granted the importance of a lexical component in any linguistic application within the so-called ‘language industry’, this paper aims at highlighting some of the issues which have to be carefully evaluated with regard to any future actions for building large-size computational lexicons. The following aspects, considered of crucial relevance, particularly if one aims at a set of interconnected lexicons for different languages, are presented: design of lexicon architecture, role of user needs, need for standardization, multilinguality, role of textual corpora, organizational aspects, intellectual property rights, and the role of national and international bodies.


Machine Translation Text Corpus Computational Linguistics Lexical Unit Linguistic Description 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicoletta Calzolari
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  1. 1.Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale del CNRPisaUSA

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