Marie-Claude L'Homme

List of John Benjamins publications for which Marie-Claude L'Homme plays a role.

Book series



Subjects Applied linguistics | Lexicography | Terminology
Subjects Lexicography | Semantics | Terminology

Lexical semantic approaches to terminology

Edited by Pamela Faber and Marie-Claude L'Homme

Special issue of Terminology 20:2 (2014) v, 161 pp.
Subjects Lexicography | Terminology

Processing of Terms in Specialized Dictionaries: New Models and Techniques

Edited by Marie-Claude L'Homme

Special issue of Terminology 12:2 (2006) 136 pp.
Subjects Lexicography | Terminology

Recent Advances in Computational Terminology

Edited by Didier Bourigault, Christian Jacquemin and Marie-Claude L'Homme

[Natural Language Processing, 2] 2001. xviii, 380 pp.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | Lexicography | Semantics | Terminology


Polysemy, even when it is considered within specialized domains, is a recurrent phenomenon and the topic is debated from time to time in terminology literature. Part of this literature still advocates ways to prevent polysemy. Another portion recognizes the prevalence of polysemy, especially in… read more
Faber, Pamela and Marie-Claude L'Homme 2022 Theoretical perspectives on Terminology: An introductionTheoretical Perspectives on Terminology: Explaining terms, concepts and specialized knowledge, Faber, Pamela and Marie-Claude L'Homme (eds.), pp. 1–12 | Chapter
L'Homme, Marie-Claude 2022 Chapter 11. Terminology and Lexical SemanticsTheoretical Perspectives on Terminology: Explaining terms, concepts and specialized knowledge, Faber, Pamela and Marie-Claude L'Homme (eds.), pp. 237–260 | Chapter
The relationship between Terminology and Linguistics has fluctuated, depending on the prevalence of specific applications at a given time. A conceptual basis remains important in applications such as knowledge representation, and standardization, but other applications rely more heavily on… read more
L'Homme, Marie-Claude, Elizabeth Marshman and Antonio San Martín 2022 Environment terms and translation students: A reading based on Frame SemanticsBabel 68:1, pp. 55–85 | Article
This article reports on a pilot study that aims to shed some light on how translation students construe specialized terms. More specifically, we verified their ability to associate environment terms with specific conceptual situations (as understood by Frame Semantics [Fillmore 1976; Fillmore and… read more
This paper presents an analysis of English motion verbs in the specialized field of adventure tourism and proposes a terminological description of these verbs from a lexico-semantic approach. Motion verbs play a significant role in adventure tourism as they express central actions that are… read more
L'Homme, Marie-Claude and Daphnée Azoulay 2020 Collecting collocations from general and specialised corpora: A comparative analysisComputational Phraseology, Corpas Pastor, Gloria and Jean-Pierre Colson (eds.), pp. 151–176 | Chapter
Collocations are increasingly taken into account in general and specialised repositories and methodologies to collect them are heavily based on corpora. However, lexicographers and terminologists use different kinds of corpora in which combinations are likely to behave according to specific… read more
Gagné, Anne-Marie and Marie-Claude L'Homme 2016 Opposite relationships in terminologyTerminology 22:1, pp. 30–51 | Article
This article studies a family of semantic relationships that is often ignored in terminological descriptions, i.e. opposite relationships that include, but are not limited to, antonymy. We analyze English and French terms classified in an environmental database as opposites (Eng. polluting; green,… read more
Faber, Pamela and Marie-Claude L'Homme 2014 Lexical semantic approaches to terminology: An introductionLexical semantic approaches to terminology, Faber, Pamela and Marie-Claude L'Homme (eds.), pp. 143–150 | Article
Le Serrec, Annaïch, Marie-Claude L'Homme, Patrick Drouin and Olivier Kraif 2010 Automating the compilation of specialized dictionaries: Use and analysis of term extraction and lexical alignmentTerminology 16:1, pp. 77–106 | Article
In this paper, we study how single-word term extraction and bilingual lexical alignment can be used and combined to assist terminologists when they compile bilingual specialized dictionaries. Two specific tools — namely a term extractor called TermoStat and a sentence and lexical aligner called… read more
L'Homme, Marie-Claude 2009 12. A methodology for describing collocations in a specialized dictionaryLexicography in the 21st Century: In honour of Henning Bergenholtz, Nielsen, Sandro and Sven Tarp (eds.), pp. 237–256 | Article
L'Homme, Marie-Claude and Patrick Leroyer 2009 Combining the semantics of collocations with situation-driven search paths in specialized dictionariesTerminology 15:2, pp. 258–283 | Article
The systematic presentation of collocations is increasingly recognized as a very useful addition to specialized reference works. However, few dictionaries or terminological databases actually include this kind of data. More surprisingly still, no method has been designed yet to allow efficient… read more
Kageura, Kyo and Marie-Claude L'Homme 2008 Reflecting on fifteen years of research and development in terminologyTerminology 14:2, pp. 153–157 | Article
This article presents a method for discovering and organizing noun-verb (N-V) combinations found in a French corpus on computing. Our aim is to find N-V combinations in which verbs convey a “realization meaning” as defined in the framework of lexical functions (Mel’čuk 1996, 1998). Our approach,… read more
Recently, corpus comparison has been used by a number of researchers for extracting single-word terms (SWTs) from specialized corpora. It is viewed as a means to supplement multi-word term (MWT) extraction, the focus of which is on noun phrases. However, little is known about the value of this… read more
Bowker, Lynne and Marie-Claude L'Homme 2004 Ingrid Meyer, Terminologist (1957–2004)Terminology 10:2, pp. 183–188 | Article
L'Homme, Marie-Claude, Ulrich Heid and Juan C. Sager 2003 Terminology during the past decade (1994–2004): An Editorial statementTerminology 9:2, pp. 151–161 | Article
Bourigault, Didier, Christian Jacquemin and Marie-Claude L'Homme 2001 IntroductionRecent Advances in Computational Terminology, Bourigault, Didier, Christian Jacquemin and Marie-Claude L'Homme (eds.), pp. viii–xviii | Miscellaneous
L'Homme, Marie-Claude and Ulrich Heid 2001 Editorial StatementTerminology 7:1, pp. 1–5 | Miscellaneous
L'Homme, Marie-Claude 2000 Understanding specialized lexical combinationsTerminology 6:1, pp. 89–109 | Article
L'Homme, Marie-Claude, Loubna Benali, Claudine Bertrand and Patricia Lauduique 1996 Definition of an evaluation grid for term-extraction softwareTerminology 3:2, pp. 291–312 | Article
This paper examines evaluation criteria for term-extraction software. These tools have gained popularity over the past few years, but they come in all sorts of structures and their performance cannot be compared (qualitatively) to that of humans performing the same task. The lists obtained after… read more
L'Homme, Marie-Claude 1995 Processing word combinations in existing term banksTerminology 2:1, pp. 141–162 | Article
Word combinations (phraseological units, collocations, etc.) pose practical as well as theoretical problems in terminology and in linguistics in general. This paper examines how specific word combinations can be stored in computerized reference tools. The focus is on word lexical groups in special… read more
L'Homme, Marie-Claude 1994 Management of terminology in a machine-translation environmentTerminology 1:1, pp. 121–135 | Article
The input and organization of terms play a central role in a dictionary-based translation system. The quality of the output text depends, for the most part, on the development of the dictionary. However, a lexical database cannot solve all problems of ambiguity. Moreover, it cannot take into… read more
Sager, Juan C. and Marie-Claude L'Homme 1994 A model for the definition of concepts: Rules for analytical definitions in terminological databasesTerminology 1:2, pp. 351–373 | Article
The pattern of existing terminological definitions is analysed, and a model for the terminological definition of concepts is proposed that is considered more appropriate to data-processing applications than present patterns of definition. The model consists of a regularised form of the traditional… read more