Semagrams, Another Way to Capture Lexical Meaning in Dictionaries

Year
2015
Volume 16
Issue 4
Pages
379-400
Authors
Carole Tiberius & Tanneke Schoonheim
Abstract
The Dutch dictionary Algemeen Nederlands Woordenboek (ANW) offers a twofold meaning description: definitions are accompanied by a semagram, a frame-based representation of knowledge typically associated with a word. We describe in this paper the role of semagrams in the context of the ANW dictionary project and we provide some guidelines for the future.

Key words: lexical meaning, frames, dictionary, Dutch