euralex2018 pre-conference workshop
16 Jul 2018 Ljubljana (Slovenia)


From Dictionary to Wordnet

The relation between mostly concept-based lexical-semantic networks (wordnets) and lemma-based lexical resources (dictionaries) has been explored so far mainly for wordnet-building purposes, and such projects and related issues are well documented.

From Wordnet to Dictionary

In spite of not being meant to serve lexicographical purposes (in the case of most wordnets, with some notable exceptions), wordnets have become a de facto standard for the drafting of dictionary content. Experience resulting from using wordnets as a data source for lexicography and issues related to them have just started to be systematically discussed.

Workshop on Wordnets as Lexicographical Resource

In this workshop, we will define the state of the art in the discussed topics, provide a survey of solved and unsolved issues, and an outlook on future work regarding wordnet as a resource in lexicographical workflows.

Target group for this workshop is lexicographers.

Topics for the workshop

  • Data models for wordnet-like concept-based resources

  • Wordnet item types as Lexicography item types: issues

  • Translation equivalence: Cross-language linking of items

  • Linking monolingual resources of different types: Examples

  • Manual post-editing of WordNet-based dictionary drafts


  • Martin Benjamin (Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • John McCrae (Galway/Gaillimh, Ireland)

  • Darja Fišer (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

  • David Lindemann (Hildesheim, Germany)

  • Fahad Khan and Andrea Bellandi (Pisa, Italy)

  • Maciej Piasecki (Wrocław, Poland)

See detailed programme here.

The workshop is organized by David Lindemann (University of Hildesheim), John McCrae (National University of Ireland, Galway/Gaillimh), and Darja Fišer (University of Ljubljana). It is co-organized by CLARIN ERIC and the ELEXIS project.

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