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Notes from Electronic Lexicography by Sylviane Granger, Magali Paquot

Introduction: Electronic lexicography - from challenge to opportunity

  • The first lexical database was Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (1978)
  • Six innovations of digital lexicography
    • corpus integration
      • as upstream - data to be sourced
      • as downstream - data to be used
      • "no serious compiler would undertake a large dictionary project nowadays without one"
    • more and better data
    • efficiency of access
    • customization
      • adaptable; involve manual customization by the user
      • adaptive; adapt automatically to the user (based on the historical usage data)
    • hybridization
    • user input