Seminar 15/02/2017

Title: 
A lexicon for Old Occitan medico-botanical terminology in Lemon
Date: 
15/02/2017
Venue: 
ILC-CNR - Aula 62
Description: 
The talk presents the adaptation of the Lemon model (a model for lexica as RDF data) for a multilingual and multi-alphabetical lexicon of Old Occitan medico-botanical terminology. The lexicon is the core component of an ontology-based information system that will be constructed and implemented within the project "Dictionnaire de Termes Médico-botaniques de l’Ancien Occitan" (DiTMAO), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG - German Research Foundation) from 2011 to 2015. The difficulties for the lemmatization raised by the particularities of the corpus (terms in Latin, Hebrew and Arabic script and corresponding terms in other ancient languages, mostly Hebrew and Arabic) can be perfectly solved by extending the basic properties of the Lemon model and introducing a domain specific vocabulary.
Speaker(s): 
Anja Weingart
She is a researcher in Romance Linguistics. After several assignments at the Freie Universität of Berlin, she currently works at the Georg-August-Universität of Göttingen. Her main fields of research are Generative Romance Syntax (in particular, Spanish and Portuguese) and Computing in the Humanities.