E4. Electronic lexicography

Instructor: Maria Gavriilidou

Elective, Teaching Period C, ECTS: 3


Basic concepts of electronic lexicography. Objectives of lexicography. Dictionary typology. Structure of lexicographic information, macrostructure, microstructure, lexicographic metalanguage. Printed, electronic, computational lexicography. Lexicography and corpora. Issues related to corpus construction. Lexicography and language technology. Language resources. Principles and methodology for the creation of electronic dictionaries. Definition, senses, sense distinction criteria, representation levels. Linguistic annotation. Computer assisted dictionary creation. 


Students should have basic knowledge of philology, preferably with a specialization in linguistics.

Target Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the principles and methods of electronic lexicography.
  • Development of skills for the analysis and structuring of linguistic and metalinguistic information to be included in a dictionary.
  • Deployment of language technology applications for lexicographical tasks.

Recommended Bibliography

Slides, accompanying material and bibliography distributed through the lecture’s webpage.

Teaching and Learning Activities

One three-hour lecture per week, 1 two-hour invited lecture, exercises as homework (to be submitted).

Assessment and Grading Methods

The final grade is the average of the final examination grade (70%) and the grade of the exercises submitted (30%).