I am considering mapping Comlex Syntax into TEI sgml format. Comlex
Syntax is an on-line syntactic lexicon of English compiled at NYU by
Catherine Macleod, Ralph Grishman, myself (Adam Meyers) and others. It
is distributed by the Linguistic Data Consortium (University of
Currently, Comlex Syntax is written in a Common Lisp based
typed Feature Structure format. It seems to me that
TEI's format for printed dictionaries is inappropriate
for Comlex, but the feature structure format may be.
Are there any documents specifically outlining DTDs
for on-line NLP-oriented dictionaries? Do you believe
that the Feature Structure format would be the way to go?
Before going any further on this project, I'd appreciate
your input (or input from others at TEI). If it would
help, I could provide you with some sample Comlex entries
in Lisp format.
Thanks in advance.