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Le projet MultiDES : premières réflexions sur la synonymie et étude de cas de synonymie translangue

Abstract : This paper provides a case study of crosslinguistic synonymy for the MultiDES project, which aims to extend the French Dictionnaire électronique des synonymes (DES) to English. The synonyms selected for study are the adjectives of colour vert and green, which present the advantage of being universal primitive adjectives, and therefore being relatively unproblematic in terms of translation. The paper is divided into four parts: the first section provides an overview of the existing DES dictionary and the MultiDES project. The second section focuses on the issues surrounding synonymy and the methods of calculating synonymy rela-tions. The thirst section presents the data, the synonyms of VERT in French and the synonyms of GREEN in English, as well as the distribution of their senses across synonyms. A visualisation of the combined semantic spaces provides confirmation of the different uses of both adjectives in English and French. In a final fourth sec-tion, the results are put to the test using a distributional semantic analysis of two synonym relations, green-vigorous and the corresponding vert-vigoureux, with the aim to verify the collocate scores of each pair. The results, unsurprisingly, show variations in the usage of synonym pairs in a corpus.
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Chris Smith. Le projet MultiDES : premières réflexions sur la synonymie et étude de cas de synonymie translangue. Syntaxe et Sémantique, Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2020, Synonymie, polysémie et questions de sémantique lexicale, 1 (21), pp.55-86. ⟨10.3917/ss.021.0055⟩. ⟨hal-03158928⟩

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