Computers and translation

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 21-36

First online:

A software tool for research in linguistics and lexicography: Application to Somali

  • Jacqueline LecarmeAffiliated withCNRS-LLAOR (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Langues et Langages en Afrique Orientale)
  • , Carole MauryAffiliated withTélémécanique

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General-purpose database management systems, whose structure is built in, are not an appropriate solution to situations where problems of translation or areas of research cannot be bounded in advance, for example, when lexicography and linguistic research are closely related. Consequently, an original system has been developed, and is being applied to linguistic and lexicographical data on the Somali language.