|Titre||Developing a Large-Scale Lexicon for a Less-Resourced Language: General Methodology and Preliminary Experiments on Sorani Kurdish|
|Publication Type||Article dans des actes|
|Année de la conférence||2010|
|Authors||Walther, Géraldine, and Benoît Sagot|
|Nom de la conférence||Proceedings of the 7th SaLTMiL Workshop on Creation and use of basic lexical resources for less-resourced languages (LREC 2010 Workshop)|
|Conference Location||Valetta, Malta|
In this paper, we describe a general methodology for developing a large-scale lexicon for a less-resourced language, i.e., a language for which raw internet-based corpora and general-purpose grammars are virtually the only existing resources. We apply this methodology to the development of a morphological lexicon for Sorani Kurdish, an Iranian language mostly spoken in northern Iraq and north-western Iran. Although preliminary, our results demonstrate the relevance of this methodology.