Den danske Sprogteknologiske Ordbase og dens anvendelse i værktøj til leksikografiske formål
The Danish Lexicon for Language Technology Applications (STO) and its use in a tool for
lexicographic purposes. This article deals with the largest and most comprehensive computational
lexicon for Danish. Firstly, the development principles, the lexical coverage and the linguistic
content of this lexicon are presented. This part focuses on the treatment of inflectional
morphology by means of the Remove/Add computing method. Secondly, the development and
functionalities of a flexible and effective lemmatiser program for Danish are discussed; the rules
of the lemmatiser have been derived from the STO morphology data. A few examples illustrate
the use of the lemmatiser in solving lexicographic tasks. Finally, the user-interface for online
look-ups in the STO database is described: it transforms the computational lexicon into an
electronic dictionary making it a useful source of lexical knowledge for lexicographers and other
interested users. Also a number of useful web addresses, viz. to the STO database, the lemmatiser
and relevant documentation, also in English, are provided.
Nordisk Forening for Leksikografi/NSL og forfatterne.