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Title: Defining Language
Subtitle: A local grammar of definition sentences
Written By: Geoff Barnbrook
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SCL_11
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 11
Description:

Definition is a basic activity of language, of particular importance to linguists because of its use of language to describe itself. Beyond this inherent significance as a crucial element of language study, definitions also provide a rich potential source of the information needed for Natural Language Processing systems. This book describes an investigation of the subset of general language used in definition sentences and the development of a taxonomy of definition types, a grammar of definition sentences and parsing software which can extract their functional components. The work is based on definition sentences used in one of the dictionaries from the Cobuild range, and the book includes a brief history of the development of monolingual English dictionaries, an assessment of the concepts of sublanguages and local grammars and a full exploration of the results of the analysis and of the present and future applications of the taxonomy, grammar and parser.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
Brief description ix
1. Language, definitions and dictionaries 1
2. Monolingual English dictionaries 15
3. Grammars, parsers, sublanguages and local grammars 59
4. Methodology 97
5. The definition type taxonomy 135
6. The definition language grammar and its parser 161
7. Evaluation and applications 213
Appendix 1 253
Appendix 2 257
Appendix 3
Simon Krek 263
Bibliography 269
Index 273

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588112985
ISBN-13: 9781588112989
Pages: xvi, 281
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Pages: xvi, 281
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