A good TACTIC for lexicographical work: football terms encoded in TEI Lex-0

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Terms are a significant part of lexicographical nomenclatures in general language dictionaries. In this paper, we focus on how football terms are treated in three Academy Dictionaries – Portuguese, French, and Spanish – and draw some conclusions about the lexicographical decisions taken in the three languages. After identifying every position football players can have on the field, we verify whether the dictionaries above include these terms. We propose the TEI encoding of the term “defesa” (defence), which designates a position occupied by football players on the field. Bearing in mind concepts such as reusability and interoperability, we intend to present: 1) a comparison of football terms in the three dictionaries; 2) TEI Lex-0 dictionary encoding, a streamlined standard to facilitate interoperability; 3) a consistent TEI modelling and description of the microstructural elements of lexicographical entries. In the end, we draw some conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActes de la conférence TOTh 2019
Subtitle of host publicationTerminologie & Ontologie: Théories et Applications
EditorsC. Brun, C. Roche
Place of PublicationChambéry
PublisherPresses Universitaires Savoie Mont Blanc
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-919732-80-7
ISBN (Print)978-2-919732-80-7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event13th TOTh International Conference: Terminology & Ontology: Theories and applications - Campus Scientifique , Le Bourget du Lac, France
Duration: 6 Jun 20197 Jun 2019

Publication series

Name«Terminologica »
ISSN (Electronic)2607-5008


Conference13th TOTh International Conference
Abbreviated titleConference TOTh 2019
CityLe Bourget du Lac
Internet address


  • Lexicography
  • TEI
  • Terminology


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