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Talk:Computational Lexicography

Although we have the necessary links, it still might be a good idea to give as context for the present page content the Legon-Trondheim project.

--Dorothee 10:56, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Dictionaries of West-African Languages

I was wondering if it is possible to summarize on this page which lexicons have been produced and which ones are under development. A short bibliography might also be of interest.

as for the plural of lexicon: "Lexicons" returns twice as many Google searches (about 1.5 million) as compared with "lexica". :-)

--Dorothee 11:02, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Maybe we should talk about 'dictionaries' instead of lexica.

Within the NUFU project framework the following products have been produced

  • Akan Encyclopedic Dictionary (pilot edition of 1700 words)
  • Gurene dictionary (full publication)
  • Ga dictionary (full publication, second edition)

Work in progress

  • Ewe Health dictionary (to be published)
  • Logba dictionary (an edition which is more of a wordlist type was part of a PhD thesis of Kofi Dorvlo, Leiden); he is currently working on an update for an enlarged edition.

Related work

  • Bete dictionary (CI), there was an exchange with the NUFU project in terms of visits; dictionary published in Abidjan, CI.
  • An Akan learner's dictionary was developed at the University of Zurich (word list type with sound files for pronunciation.


  • about 12 dictionaries of minority languages are in various stages of completion. Some pilot editions (e.g. Adele, Kasem, Konkomba) are available. More details will follow soon.

Hannes 16:16, 3 December 2009 (UTC)