Publication detail

The Sketch Engine

KILGARRIFF, A. RYCHLÝ, P. SMRŽ, P. TUGWELL, D.

Original Title

The Sketch Engine

English Title

The Sketch Engine

Type

book chapter

Language

en

Original Abstract

The chapter deals with word sketches - one-page automatic, corpus-based summaries of a word's grammatical and collocational behaviour.  They were first used in the production of the Macmillan English Dictionary and were presented at Euralex 2002.  At that point, they only existed for English.  Now, we have developed the Sketch Engine, a corpus tool which takes as input a corpus of any language and a corresponding grammar patterns and which generates word sketches for the words of that language.  It also generates a thesaurus and 'sketch differences', which specify similarities and differences between near-synonyms. We briefly present a case study investigating applicability of the Sketch Engine to free word-order languages. The results show that word sketches could facilitate lexicographic work in Czech as they have for English.

English abstract

The chapter deals with word sketches - one-page automatic, corpus-based summaries of a word's grammatical and collocational behaviour.  They were first used in the production of the Macmillan English Dictionary and were presented at Euralex 2002.  At that point, they only existed for English.  Now, we have developed the Sketch Engine, a corpus tool which takes as input a corpus of any language and a corresponding grammar patterns and which generates word sketches for the words of that language.  It also generates a thesaurus and 'sketch differences', which specify similarities and differences between near-synonyms. We briefly present a case study investigating applicability of the Sketch Engine to free word-order languages. The results show that word sketches could facilitate lexicographic work in Czech as they have for English.

Keywords

lexicography, grammar patterns

RIV year

2008

Released

07.02.2008

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Location

Oxford

ISBN

978-0-19-929234-9

Book

Practical Lexicography: A Reader

Edition

NEUVEDEN

Edition number

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

297

Pages to

306

Pages count

10

Documents

BibTex


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  author="Adam {Kilgarriff} and Pavel {Rychlý} and Pavel {Smrž} and David {Tugwell}",
  title="The Sketch Engine",
  annote="The chapter deals with word sketches - one-page automatic, corpus-based summaries
of a word's grammatical and collocational behaviour.  They were first used in the
production of the Macmillan English Dictionary and were presented at Euralex
2002.  At that point, they only existed for English.  Now, we have developed the
Sketch Engine, a corpus tool which takes as input a corpus of any language and
a corresponding grammar patterns and which generates word sketches for the words
of that language.  It also generates a thesaurus and 'sketch differences', which
specify similarities and differences between near-synonyms. 
We briefly present a case study investigating applicability of the Sketch Engine
to free word-order languages. The results show that word sketches could
facilitate lexicographic work in Czech as they have for English.",
  address="Oxford University Press",
  booktitle="Practical Lexicography: A Reader",
  chapter="55565",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Oxford University Press",
  year="2008",
  month="february",
  pages="297--306",
  publisher="Oxford University Press",
  type="book chapter"
}