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International Annual for Lexicography / Revue Internationale de Lexicographie / Internationales Jahrbuch für Lexikographie

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Volume 34, Issue 1


A lexicon of Albanian for natural language processing

Besim Kabashi
  • Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Korpus- und Computerlinguistik. Bismarckstr. 6, 91054 Erlangen; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Vergleichende und Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft sowie Albanologie, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München, Germany
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Published Online: 2019-04-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lex-2018-340112


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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Published Online: 2019-04-20

Published in Print: 2018-12-01

Citation Information: Lexicographica, Volume 34, Issue 1, Pages 239–248, ISSN (Online) 1865-9403, ISSN (Print) 0175-6206, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lex-2018-340112.

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