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From: Alessandro Oltramari <aoltrama@andrew.cmu.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:33:50 -0400
Cc: Aldo Gangemi <aldo.gangemi@cnr.it>, Philipp Cimiano <cimiano@cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de>, public-ontolex@w3.org
Message-Id: <8D70D171-73E0-478A-830A-A39C61FB035F@andrew.cmu.edu>
To: Guido Vetere <gvetere@it.ibm.com>
Hi guys
On Jul 15, 2013, at 12:18 PM, Guido Vetere wrote:

> Ciao Aldo, please find my comments below. 
> Aldo Gangemi <aldo.gangemi@cnr.it> wrote on 14/07/2013 00:34:38:
> > ... 
> > Ah now I get you Guido. Your conceptualization is oriented to the 
> > description of the data structure of dictionaries and lexica, rather
> > than to the description of the ontology-lexicon domain. You want to 
> > talk about *dictionary* entries as data structures, while in OntoLex
> > (at least in my interpretation) lexical entries are the actual 
> > expressions that may take part in dictionary entries (together with 
> > senses, glosses, examples, etc.). 
> > 
> Good to know that my friends understand me :-) Actually, this is a very basic decision we have to take: what LexicalEntry is meant to be? From one of our latest calls, I got the impression that this concept should not be used for characterising 'tokens' (e.g. lexical occurrences into texts), but rather 'types' (e.g. lexemes) into lexical resources, such as dictionaries. To me, there's a striking difference, since you can predicate very different properties on the two kind of entities. For instance, lexical occurrences (token) are usually grammatically determined, while lexical entries in a dictionary (type) may leave many grammatical attributes open (including the 'word class', in some case). 

Absolutely: the distinction type/token impacts our model's formalization. I see lexical entries as individuals which are grammatically and linguistically instantiated, whereas types (lexemes) are not committed to any specific grammatical rendering.  

> Kind regards, 
> Guido Vetere
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