LINGUIST List 19.1720

Thu May 29 2008

Software: DeepDict Lexicography Tool

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        1.    Eckhard Bick, DeepDict Lexicography Tool

Message 1: DeepDict Lexicography Tool
Date: 26-May-2008
From: Eckhard Bick <>
Subject: DeepDict Lexicography Tool
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Dear list members,

I would like to announce a new, corpus-based dictionary tool, DeepDict,which can be used for lexicography or as a kind of dynamic 'Learner'sDictionary'. DeepDict has been built using dependency tree structures fromannotated corpora. It provides lexical frames with typical complements andmodifiers, as well as statistics and example sentences, for verbs, nounsand adjectives.

You can try out DeepDict at The systemcovers English, German, Spanish, Danish and Portuguese and will eventuallyadd French, Italian, Norwegian and Swedish. It is free for low-volume use,for a trial period of two weeks, plus for Portuguese (which usesLinguateca's P├║blico corpus), but requires otherwise a license for regular,institutional or commercial use.

Best regards,Eckhard Bick

--Eckhard Bick,, dr.phil.GramTrans/GrammarSoft & University of Southern Denmarke-mail:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics                             Lexicography                             Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Danish (dan)
                            English (eng)                             German, Standard (deu)                             Portuguese (por)                             Spanish (spa)