Advanced Searching in the Valency Lexicons Using PML-TQ Search Engine

  • Eduard Bejček
  • Václava Kettnerová
  • Markéta Lopatková
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6231)


This paper presents a sophisticated way to search valency lexicons. We provide a visualization of lexicons with such built-in searching that allows users to draw sophisticated queries in a graphical mode. We exploit the PML-TQ, a query language based on the tree editor TrEd. For demonstration purposes, we focus on VALLEX and PDT-VALLEX, two Czech valency lexicons of verbs. We propose a common lexicon data format supported by PML-TQ. This format offers easy viewing both lexicons, parallel searching and interlinking them. The proposed method is universal and can be used for other hierarchically structured lexicons.


Valency lexicon searching browsing linking lexicons 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduard Bejček
    • 1
  • Václava Kettnerová
    • 1
  • Markéta Lopatková
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Formal and Applied LinguisticsCharles University in Prague 

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