COLING Workshop endorsed by SIGLEX
Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon: Enhancing the Structure, Indexes and Entry Points of Electronic Dictionaries
Manchester, 24 August, 2008
|9:00-9:10||Welcome to participants|
|9:10-11:40||Long papers : 40 minutes each (30 + 10)|
|09:10-9:50||Terry Joyce and Irena Srdanovic||Comparing Lexical Relationships Observed within Japanese Collocation Data and Japanese Word Association Norms abstract|
|09:50-10:30||Michael Zock and Didier Schwab||Lexical access based on underspecified input abstract|
|10:30-11:00||Coffee break + poster installation|
|11:00-11:40||Fons Moerdijk, Carole Tiberius and Jan Niestadt||Accessing the ANW Dictionary abstract|
|11:40-12:45||Short poster presentation (8 minutes) in front of the audience|
|11:40-11:48||Claire Brierley and Eric Atwell||ProPOSEL: a human-oriented prosody and PoS English lexicon for machine-learning and NLP abstract|
|11:48-11:56||Gerardo Sierra||Natural Language Searching in Onomasiological Dictionaries abstract|
|11:56-12:04||Carolin Mueller-Spitzer and Christine Moehrs||First ideas of user-adapted views of lexicographic data exemplified on OWID and elexiko abstract|
|12:04-12:12||Chu-Ren Huang, Ya-Min Chou, Chiyo Hotani, Sheng-Yi Chen and Wan-Ying Lin||Multilingual Conceptual Access to Lexicon based on Shared Orthography: An ontology-driven study of Chinese and Japanese abstract|
|12:12-12:20||Neculai Curteanu, Alex Moruz and Diana Trandabat||Extracting Sense Trees from the Romanian Thesaurus by Sense Segmentation & Dependency Parsing abstract|
|12:20-12:28||Andreyeva Sasha||Lexical-Functional Correspondences and Their Use in the System of Machine Translation ETAP-3 abstract|
|12:28-12:36||Kyoko Kanzaki, Noriko Tomuro and Hitoshi Isahara||The "Close-Distant" Relation of Adjectival Concepts Based on Self-Organizing Map abstract|
|12:36-12:44||Aurelien Max and Michael Zock||Looking up phrase rephrasings via a pivot language abstract|
|14:00-14:40||Bruno Gaume, Karine Duvignau, Laurent Prevot and Yann Desalle||Toward a cognitive organization for electronic dictionaries, the case for semantic proxemy abstract|
|14:40-15:20||Andrea Abel, Marco Baroni and Gerhard Kremer||Cognitively Salient Relations for Multilingual Lexicography abstract|
|15:20-16:00||Coffee break + poster session|
|16:00-16:40||Reinhard Rapp||The Computation of Associative Responses to Multiword Stimuli abstract|
|17:00-17:30||Wrap up discussion||Where do we stand, where shall we go?|
|17:30||End of the workshop|
What are people looking for when they use a dictionary? What strategies do they use for search? What do people know before they start? These questions concern the cognitive aspects of the lexicon, and their answers should guide the design of online dictionaries.
Many people believe in the virtues of completeness. Yet, the quality of a dictionary depends not only on coverage (number of entries) and granularity, but also on accessibility of information. Access strategies vary with the task (text understanding vs. text production) and the knowledge available at the moment of consultation (word, concept, sound). Unlike readers who look for meanings, writers start from them, searching for the corresponding words. While paper dictionaries are static, permitting only limited strategies for accessing information, their electronic counterparts promise dynamic, proactive search via multiple criteria (meaning, sound, related word) and via diverse access routes. Navigation takes place in a huge conceptual-lexical space, and the results are displayable in a multitude of forms (as trees, as lists, as graphs, or sorted alphabetically, by topic, by frequency).
Many lexicographers work nowadays with huge digital corpora, using language technology to build and to maintain the resource. But access to the potential wealth in dictionaries remains limited for the common user. Yet, the new possibilities of electronic media in terms of comfort, speed and flexibility (multiple inputs, polyform outputs) are enormous. We have not even realized their full potential yet. More than just allowing electronic versions of paper-bound dictionaries, computers provide a freedom for rethinking dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedia, etc., a distinction necessary in the past for economical reasons, but not justified anymore. The goal of this workshop is to perform the groundwork for the next generation of electronic dictionaries, that is, to study the possibility of integrating the different resources, as well as to explore the feasability of taking the user’s needs, knowledge and access strategies into account.
Submissions to the workshop should address one or more of the following:
The aim of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers involved in the building of electronic dictionaries to discuss modifications of existing resources in line with the users’ needs (i.e. how to capitalize on the advantages of the digital form). Given the breadth of the questions, we welcome reports on work from many perspectives, including, but not limited to: linguistics, computer science, psycholinguistics, language learning, and ergonomics. We request that contributions address computational aspects.