electronic Lexicography: Smart Lexicography (eLex2019)

  • Date
  • 1. – 3.10.2019
  • Location
  • Vila Galé Hotel
    Sintra, Portugal

ELEXIS is co-organising the 6th biennial conference on electronic lexicography, eLex 2019: Smart Lexicography.

Language of the conference: English

The conference aims to investigate different aspects of what we named “smart lexicography”:
In the last decade, the use of mobile devices such as smartphones has increased considerably. Yet many dictionaries are still not adapted suitably for these digital formats, which is worrying considering that the majority of users uses mobile devices on a daily basis (as shown also by the recent European survey on dictionary use). How can this situation be improved? What are (some of) the main difficulties faced by dictionary makers?

Conference workshops: Suggestions for pre- or post-conference workshops are very welcome!

You are invited to submit an abstract to the workshop
“Collocations in Lexicography: existing solutions and future challenges”,
which will be held in conjuction with eLex 2019 in Sintra, Portugal, on 30 September 2019.
The workshop is organised by Iztok Kosem and Polona Gantar, and supported by the Slovenian Research Agency and ELEXIS.

Detailed information about the workshop:



CELGA-ILTEC, University of Coimbra / University of Lisbon

Margarita Correia has a PhD in Portuguese Linguistics from the University of Lisbon, and a Post-Doc in Computational Lexicography at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar – Brazil). She has been a professor at the Department of General and Romance Languages of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon since 1990, where she has taught several courses (including Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology) at undergraduate and graduate levels.

She is a member of the Direction Board of the Centre for General and Applied Linguistics Studies (CELGA-ILTEC, University of Coimbra), where she coordinates the research group Lexicon and Computational Modeling.

She works mainly in Applied Linguistics, with a focus on Lexicography, Terminology, Neology and Language Policy. With José Pedro Ferreira, she directed the projects VOP – Vocabulário Ortográfico do Português [the Spelling Dictionary of Portuguese] (1st and 2nd edition) and Lince – Conversor para a Nova Ortografia [Spelling Converter] (2010), which are official instruments for the implementation of the 1990 spelling reform in Portugal. With José Pedro Ferreira and Gladis Maria de Barcellos Almeida, she coordinated the VOC – Vocabulário Ortográfico Comum da Língua Portuguesa [the Common Spelling Dictionary of the Portuguese Language, Ferreira, Correia, & Almeida (Orgs.) 2017)], under the supervision of the Instituto Internacional da Língua Portuguesa (IILP) [International Institute of the Portuguese Language]. Since 2018, she is the president of the Scientific Board of the IILP.




Matt Kohl began his career at the Oxford English Dictionary (http://www.oed.com/). He then continued working at the Oxford University Press in the field of language technology, where he lead the development of LEAP (Lexical Engine and Platform), a platform to store, optimise and deliver lexical data for projects such as Oxford Global Languages. This work also laid foundations for the Oxford dictionaries API program. He has since transitioned into software and knowledge engineering, and is currently helping to build out the data architecture at GeoPhy (https://geophy.com/) . Matt is the creator of The Right Rhymes (https://therightrhymes.com/), a hip-hop dictionary based on rap lyrics. He lives and works in London.

Matt Kohl is the winner of the Adam Kilgarriff Prize.

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