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Lexicon structure


The area of lexicon structure deals with the organisation of information in lexica. Models for lexical information, and types of lexical information, are dealt with in the preceding sections. Terminology varies considerably in this area. The structure of a spoken language lexicon   may be seen from the following points of view:

Lexical formalisms, lexicon representation languages:
Representation conventions of various types (symbolic notations, programming languages, database languages, logical formalisms, purpose-designed knowledge representation languages), which are suitable for formulating lexical models.

Lexicon architecture:
  The choice of basic objects and properties in the lexicon, and the structure of the lexicon as a whole, such as a table of items, a trie  (decision tree), an inheritance hierarchy, a semantic network, a database.

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