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Input to the EAGLES architecture work: survey of MULTILEX and GENELEX work

MULTILEX is the project on the lexicon which has the most explicit architectural proposal to make. GENELEX has not produced a report on its architecture, but the existing implicit descriptions of the GENELEX lexicon structure can be used as an input. Differences will be assessed in section 4. No architectural description of the lexicon for formal theories (e.g. HPSG, LFG) is available which would be as detailed as that of MULTILEX. However, HPSG's sign-based approach is described in the literature. DELIS, for example, will follow the ``spirit'' of the HPSG approach, yet without producing HPSG-syntax-like dictionaries.