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The Lefff 2 syntactic lexicon for French: architecture, acquisition, use

Benoît Sagot 1 Lionel Clément 2, 3 Éric Villemonte de la Clergerie 1 Pierre Boullier 1
3 SIGNES - Linguistic signs, grammar and meaning: computational logic for natural language
INRIA Futurs, Université Sciences et Technologies - Bordeaux 1, École Nationale Supérieure d'Électronique, Informatique et Radiocommunications de Bordeaux (ENSEIRB), Université Bordeaux Montaigne, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR5800
Abstract : In this paper, we introduce a new lexical resource for French which is freely available as the second version of the Lefff (Lexique des formes fl ́echies du franc ̧ ais – Lexicon of French inflected forms). It is a wide-coverage morphosyntactic and syntactic lexicon, whose architecture relies on properties inheritance, which makes it more compact and more easily maintainable and allows to describe lexical entries independantly from the formalisms it is used for. For these two reasons, we define it as a meta-lexicon. We describe its architecture, several automatic or semi-automatic approaches we use to acquire, correct and/or enrich such a lexicon, as well as the way it is used both with an LFG parser and with a TAG parser based on a meta-grammar, so as to build two large-coverage parsers for French.
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Benoît Sagot, Lionel Clément, Éric Villemonte de la Clergerie, Pierre Boullier. The Lefff 2 syntactic lexicon for French: architecture, acquisition, use. LREC 06, 2006, Gênes, Italy. pp.1-4. ⟨hal-00413071⟩



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