Chapter published in:Multiple Perspectives on Terminological Variation
Edited by Patrick Drouin, Aline Francœur, John Humbley and Aurélie Picton
[Terminology and Lexicography Research and Practice 18] 2017
► pp. 131–152
Should we be looking for the needle in the haystack or in the straw poll?
The fact that terms change in discourse is now a widely recognized fact. Writing complete terminological description of term variants is still a challenge since variation is hard to detect manually and automatically. To our knowledge, no computer-assisted methodology exists to assist the lexicographer in the quest to identify diatopic variation. In the current paper, we propose a corpus-based method that allows the automatic retrieval of terms candidate to diatopic variation. Using specialized corpora built from website of automobile manufacturers, we extract potential candidates to variation and describe a methodology for their validation using a web-based tool that provides information on diatopic variation.
Keywords: terminological variation, term variants, diatopic variation, regional variation, natural language processing
Published online: 24 August 2017
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