A software tool for research in linguistics and lexicography: Application to Somali

@article{Lecarme2005AST,
  title={A software tool for research in linguistics and lexicography: Application to Somali},
  author={Jacqueline Lecarme and Carole Maury},
  journal={Computers and translation},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={21-36}
}
General-purpose database management systems, whose structure is built in, are not an appropriate solution to situations where problems of translation or areas of research cannot be bounded in advance, for example, when lexicography and linguistic research are closely related. Consequently, an original system has been developed, and is being applied to linguistic and lexicographical data on the Somali language. 
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