# Shortening the OED: experience with a grammar-defined database

@article{Blake1992ShorteningTO,
title={Shortening the OED: experience with a grammar-defined database},
author={G. Blake and T. Bray and F. Tompa},
journal={ACM Trans. Inf. Syst.},
year={1992},
volume={10},
pages={213-232}
}
• Published 1992
• Computer Science
• ACM Trans. Inf. Syst.
Textual databases with highly variable structure can be usefully described by a grammar-defined model. One example of such a text is the Oxford English Dictionary. This paper describes a first attempt to apply technology based on this model to a real problem. A language called GOEDEL, which is a partial implementation of a set of grammar-defined database operators, was used to extract and alter a subset of the OED in order to assist the editors in their production of The Shorter Oxford English… Expand
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