Of nodes and cells. Two perspectives on (and from) Word Formation Latin

Eleonora Litta (Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche per la Computerizzazione dei Segni dell’Espressione (CIRCSE), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), Marco Passarotti (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerche per la Computerizzazione dei Segni dell’Espressione (CIRCSE)), Marco Budassi (Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Pavia), Marco Pappalepore (Independent Scholar)


The "LiLa: Linking Latin" project involves the creation of a Knowledge Base of linguistic resources for Latin based on the Linked Data framework. The ultimate goal is to reach full interoperability on the web between distributed lexical and textual resources. LiLa integrates all types of annotation applied to a particular word/text into a common representation where all linguistic information contained in a linguistic resource becomes accessible. The LiLa Knowledge Base is thus a collection of resources represented with a shared vocabulary of (meta)linguistic knowledge description. The inclusion in the Knowledge Base of information on word formation, extracted from the Word Formation Latin lexical resource, raised a number of theoretical and practical issues concerning its treatment and representation. This paper discusses such issues, presents how they were addressed in the project with the help and implementation of a Word&Paradigm theoretical model, and describes how the word formation data were included in the LiLa ontology.

DOI: 10.4424/lam92020-6


Lexicography; Lexicology; Word formation; Latin; Computational linguistics.

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