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Wiktionary: A new rival for expert-built lexicons? Exploring the possibilities of collaborative lexicography

Meyer, Christian M. and Gurevych, Iryna
Granger, Sylviane and Paquot, Magali (eds.) (2012):
Wiktionary: A new rival for expert-built lexicons? Exploring the possibilities of collaborative lexicography.
In: Electronic Lexicography, Oxford, Oxford University Press, pp. 259-291, DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0013,
[Online-Edition: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/978...],
[Book Section]

Abstract

With the rise of the Web 2.0, collaboratively constructed language resources are rivalling expert-built lexicons. The collaborative construction process of these resources is driven by what is called the “Wisdom of Crowds” phenomenon, which offers very promising research opportunities in the context of electronic lexicography. The vast number and broad diversity of authors yield, for instance, quickly growing and constantly updated resources. While expert-built lexicons have been extensively studied in the past, there is yet a gap in researching collaboratively constructed lexicons. We therefore provide a comprehensive description of Wiktionary – a freely available, collaborative online lexicon. We study the variety of encoded lexical, semantic, and cross-lingual knowledge of three different language editions of Wiktionary and compare the coverage of terms, lexemes, word senses, domains, and registers to multiple expert-built lexicons. We conclude our work by discussing several findings and pointing out Wiktionary’s future directions and impact on lexicography.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2012
Editors: Granger, Sylviane and Paquot, Magali
Creators: Meyer, Christian M. and Gurevych, Iryna
Title: Wiktionary: A new rival for expert-built lexicons? Exploring the possibilities of collaborative lexicography
Language: English
Abstract:

With the rise of the Web 2.0, collaboratively constructed language resources are rivalling expert-built lexicons. The collaborative construction process of these resources is driven by what is called the “Wisdom of Crowds” phenomenon, which offers very promising research opportunities in the context of electronic lexicography. The vast number and broad diversity of authors yield, for instance, quickly growing and constantly updated resources. While expert-built lexicons have been extensively studied in the past, there is yet a gap in researching collaboratively constructed lexicons. We therefore provide a comprehensive description of Wiktionary – a freely available, collaborative online lexicon. We study the variety of encoded lexical, semantic, and cross-lingual knowledge of three different language editions of Wiktionary and compare the coverage of terms, lexemes, word senses, domains, and registers to multiple expert-built lexicons. We conclude our work by discussing several findings and pointing out Wiktionary’s future directions and impact on lexicography.

Title of Book: Electronic Lexicography
Place of Publication: Oxford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-965486-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: UKP_a_NLP4Wikis;UKP_p_EduWeb;reviewed;UKP_s_JWKTL
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 14:29
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654864.003.0013
Official URL: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/978...
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Identification Number: TUD-CS-2012-0008
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