TOWARDS A MULTILINGUAL DICTIONARY OF DISCOURSE MARKERS Automatic extraction of units from parallel corpus

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This paper presents a multilingual dictionary project of discourse markers. During its first stage, consisting of collecting the list of headwords, we used a parallel corpus to automatically extract units from texts written in Spanish, Catalan, English, French and German. We also applied a method to create a taxonomy structure for automatically organising the markers in clusters. As a result, we obtain an extensive, corpus-driven list of headwords. We present a prototype of the microstructure of the dictionary in the form of a standard XML database and describe the procedure to automatically fill in most of its fields (e. g., the type of DM, the equivalents in other languages, etc.), before human intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th EURALEX International Congress, 2022
EditorsAnnette Klosa-Kückelhaus, Stefan Engelberg, Christine Möhrs, Petra Storjohann
PublisherEuropean Association for Lexicography
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783937241876
StatePublished - 2022
Event20th EURALEX International Congress, 2022 - Mannheim, Germany
Duration: 12 Jul 202216 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameEURALEX Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)2521-7100


Conference20th EURALEX International Congress, 2022


  • Computational lexicography
  • corpus-driven lexicography
  • discourse markers
  • multilingual lexicography


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