Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Publication Details

The Sketch Engine

KILGARRIFF Adam, RYCHLÝ Pavel, SMRŽ Pavel and TUGWELL David. The Sketch Engine. Practical Lexicography: A Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 297-306. ISBN 978-0-19-929234-9.
Czech title
The Sketch Engine
Type
book chapter
Language
english
Authors
Kilgarriff Adam (UBRI)
Rychlý Pavel, Mgr., Ph.D. (FI MUNI)
Smrž Pavel, doc. RNDr., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT)
Tugwell David, Dr. (UBRI)
Keywords
lexicography, grammar patterns
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.

Published
2008
Pages
297-306
Book
Practical Lexicography: A Reader
ISBN
978-0-19-929234-9
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Place
Oxford, GB
BibTeX
@INBOOK{FITPUB8557,
   author = "Adam Kilgarriff and Pavel Rychl\'{y} and Pavel Smr\v{z} and David Tugwell",
   title = "The Sketch Engine",
   pages = "297--306",
   booktitle = "Practical Lexicography: A Reader",
   year = 2008,
   location = "Oxford, GB",
   publisher = "Oxford University Press",
   ISBN = "978-0-19-929234-9",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/8557"
}
Back to top