Just published: Analysis of conceptual relations found in corpora and dictionaries for terminological definition writing: An application to the field of sustainable fisheries. (Master Thesis)

De Maria Montalvan Ayala, Luz (2023) Analysis of conceptual relations found in corpora and dictionaries for terminological definition writing: An application to the field of sustainable fisheries. Département de linguistique et de traduction, Université de Montréal. [PDF (5.5Gb)].

The object of our study are the conceptual relations expressed in dictionary definitions and those expressed in a specialized corpus. Our goal is to analyze and compare these relations to identify the most common relations of a specialized subject field and determine where these relations are more frequently found. Our approach considers that these relations are more often found in the corpus and that we could enrich terminological definitions if we include the conceptual relations extracted from specialized texts.
Results show that 54% of the relation types are associated with more terms in the corpus and only 16.7% are associated with more terms in the dictionaries. Additionally, the study identified which relation types are more often found in the corpus, in the dictionaries or in both sources. These findings allowed us to classify the relation types in three scenarios: relation types mostly found in the dictionaries, those more often found in the corpus and the group of relation types which are mostly found in both sources for each term.
Keywords : terminology, analysis, corpus analysis, conceptual relations, paraphrases, sustainable fisheries, word sketches, specialized corpus.

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