The benefits of a product-independent lexical database with formal word features

Johanna Froon, Janneke Froon, Franciska M.G. de Jong

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    Dictionaries can be used as a basis for lexicon development for NLP applications. However, it often takes a lot of pre-processing before they are usable. In the last 5 years a product-independent database of formal word features has been developed on the basis of the Van Dale dictionaries for Dutch. The database has proven to be useful in various NLP applications. This paper describes the history, some advantages and the constraints in the development of this database.
    Original languageUndefined
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    Number of pages8
    JournalKernerman dictionary news
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002


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    • IR-80671
    • EWI-6582

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