What is Lexicom?
Lexicom is an intensive 5-day workshop in lexicography and lexical computing. It combines practical work and theoretical perspectives, to provide training in the making of corpus-based dictionaries and the software that supports this activity.
The model we follow is to alternate seminar or lecture presentation of a topic with practical sessions in which participants – each with their own web-linked computer – work together in small groups to complete exercises or develop dictionary entries.
The first Lexicom was held in 2001, and they have been running every year since, in a variety of locations. Lexicom is a well-established annual lexicographic training course, with over 450 ‘graduates’. The workshops have been attended by people from the publishing industry (both managers and editors), from universities (both faculty and graduate students, including linguists, computer scientists, translation studies experts, and computational linguists), from software houses (engineers and linguists), and from government agencies (terminologists and translators).