LT5457 - Computational Lexicography

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Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to introduce students to the theoretical and practical issues in the compilation of conventional dictionaries and computational lexicons, with particular focus on the use of computers and corpora in contemporary practice.  Students will acquire the techniques in discovering word usages and distinguishing word senses from corpus data as an essential step in composing a word entry in a dictionary.  The construction of lexical resources especially semantic lexicons for machine use and methods for automatic lexical acquisition will also be discussed.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Class discussions and practical exercises: 30%
Quiz: 20%
Written report and class presentation: 50%
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