Multilingual dictionary construction and services
- case study with the Fe* projects



Mathieu Lafourcade

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PACLING’97 - September 2/5 1997 - Meisei University - Ohme, Tokyo, Japan  
pp 171-181.


This paper focuses on the building methodology for multilingual dictionaries and electronic distribution issues. Two projects of French-English-Malay and French-English-Thai dictionaries are presented and analyzed under these aspects. We describe how lexicographer works can be done with a low technological profile and how distribution can be made through different categories of dictionary services and tools. We make the distinction between dedicated dictionary tools and generic approaches, but we also point out the implication of local versus remote databases on both the technical level and user experience.  


Multilingual dictionaries, dictionary construction, dictionary services, tools and servers.


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