For many applications in the field of natural language processing, a lexicon is needed. For the Albanian language a lexicon that can be used for these purposes is presented below. The lexicon contains around 75,000 entries, including proper names such as personal, geographical and other names. Each entry includes grammatical information such as parts of speech and other specific information, e.g. inflection classes for nouns, adjectives and verbs. The lexicon is part of a morphological tool, but can also be used as an independent resource for other tasks and applications or can be adapted for them. Sources for the creation and the extension of the presented lexicon include both information from traditional dictionaries, e.g. spelling dictionaries, and a balanced linguistic corpus using corpus- driven methods and tools. The lexicon is still work in progress, but aims to cover basic information for most frequent tasks of natural language processing.
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