The Extended Lexicon: language processing as Lexical description

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce an approach to lexical description which is sufficiently powerful to support language processing tasks such as part-of-speech tagging or sentence recognition, traditionally considered the province of external algorithmic components. We show how this approach can be implemented in the lexical description language, DATR, and provide examples of modelling extended lexical phenomena. We argue that applying a modelling approach originally designed for lexicons to a wider range of language phenomena brings a new perspective to the relationship between theory-based and empirically-based approaches to language processing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing RANLP 2013
Place of PublicationHissar, Bulgaria
PublisherRANLP 2011 Organising Committee
Pages270-276
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013
EventProceedings of the International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing RANLP 2013 - Hissar, Bulgaria, 7-13 September, 2013
Duration: 1 Sep 2013 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing RANLP 2013
Period1/09/13 → …

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Evans, R. (2013). The Extended Lexicon: language processing as Lexical description. In Proceedings of the International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing RANLP 2013 (pp. 270-276). RANLP 2011 Organising Committee. http://aclweb.org/anthology//R/R13/R13-1035.pdf