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Processing of Derivational Features for (Semi)Automatic Creation of Dictionary Definitions in the User Interface (CZEDD) for Learning Czech as a Second Language: Suffix -tel and -ista



Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Jazykovedný časopis
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords derivational morphology; Czech for foreigners; suffixes; lexical meaning; structural meaning; dictionary
Description This work-in-progress paper presents the tool CZEDD which enables the user to learn how to predict the meaning of words. CZEDD is consisted of (semi)automatic definitions for derived words because a lot of these words have predictable lexical meaning. The tool will be intended for foreigners who learn the Czech language and it could be useful as a dictionary and/or translator in which the definitions based on the word’s structure are stored. Two detailed case examples (the suffix -tel, and the suffix -ista) illustrate the approach.
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