Preserving Semantic Information from Old Dictionaries: Linking Senses of the `Altfranz\"osisches W\"orterbuch' to WordNet

LREC 2020 Achim Stein

Historical dictionaries of the pre-digital period are important resources for the study of older languages. Taking the example of the {`}Altfranz{\"o}sisches W{\"o}rterbuch{'}, an Old French dictionary published from 1925 onwards, this contribution shows how the printed dictionaries can be turned into a more easily accessible and more sustainable lexical database, even though a full-text retro-conversion is too costly... (read more)

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