|Author(s):||R Baayen, R Piepenbrock, L Gulikers|
|LDC Catalog No.:||LDC96L14|
|Member Year(s):||1995, 1996|
|Application(s):||speech synthesis, pronunciation modeling, parsing|
|Language(s):||English, German, Dutch|
|Language ID(s):||eng, deu, nld|
|Online Documentation:||LDC96L14 Documents|
|Licensing Instructions:||Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members|
|Citation:||Baayen, R, R Piepenbrock, and L Gulikers. CELEX2 LDC96L14. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 1995.|
For each language, this CD-ROM contains detailed information on:
- orthography (variations in spelling, hyphenation)
- phonology (phonetic transcriptions, variations in pronunciation, syllable structure, primary stress)
- morphology (derivational and compositional structure, inflectional paradigms)
- syntax (word class, word class-specific subcategorizations, argument structures)
- word frequency (summed word and lemma counts, based on recent and representative text corpora)
A detailed User Guide describing the various kinds of lexical information available is supplied. All sections of this guide are POSTSCRIPT files, except for some additional notes on the German lexicon in plain ASCII.
The second release of CELEX contains an enhanced, expanded version of the German lexical database (2.5), featuring approximately 1,000 new lemma entries, revised morphological parses, verb argument structures, inflectional paradigm codes and a corpus type lexicon. A complete PostScript version of the Germanic Linguistic Guide is also included, in both European A-4 format and American Letter format. For German, the total number of lemmas included is now 51,728, while all their inflected forms number 365,530.
Moreover, phonetic syllable frequencies have been added for (British) English and Dutch. Apart from this, and provision of frequency information alongside every lexical feature, no changes have been made to Dutch and English lexicons.
Complete AWK-scripts are now provided to compute representations not found in the (plain ASCII) lexical data files, corresponding to the features described in CELEX User Guide, which is included on the CD as well.
For each language, i.e. English, German and Dutch, the CD-ROM contains detailed information on the orthography (variations in spelling, hyphenation), the phonology (phonetic transcriptions, variations in pronunciation, syllable structure, primary stress), the morphology (derivational and compositional structure, inflectional paradigms), the syntax (word class, word-class specific subcategorisation, argument structures) and word frequency (summed word and lemma counts, based on resent and representative text corpora) of both wordforms and lemmas. Unique identity numbers allow the linking of information from different files with the aid of an efficient, index-based C-program.
Like its predecessor, the CD-ROM is mastered using the ISO 9660 daa format, with the Rock Ridge extensions, allowing it to be used in VMS, MS-DOS, Macintosh and UNIX environments. As the new release does not omit any data from the first edition, the current release will replace the old one.