Lexicom – home page

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 training event, with over 300 ‘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).

Lexicom speakers

Michael Rundell

Michael Rundell

linguist and lexicographer

Michael is a lexicographer and corpus linguist. He was Managing Editor at Longman, Editorial Director of the DANTE project, and has been Editor-in-Chief of Macmillan Dictionary since 1997. He has been involved in developing several corpora (including the BNC), and been at the forefront of applying computational techniques to the analysis of corpus data and the compilation of dictionary text.
personal page»

Miloš Jakubíček

Miloš Jakubíček

CEO, Lexical Computing

Miloš is CEO of Lexical Computing, the company behind Sketch Engine, a leading corpus query system. He has been part of the Sketch Engine development team since 2008, working on numerous projects across the lexicographic landscape. Miloš is also a research and teaching assistant in the NLP Centre, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. His main research areas include corpus linguistics, computer lexicography, syntax and parsing.
personal page»

Vojtěch Kovář

Vojtěch Kovář

software analyst, Lexical Computing

Vojtěch is a researcher in computational linguistics, especially interested in corpus processing, language modelling and syntactic analysis, and their real-world applications in language technology. Since 2006, he works both as a specialist and lecturer at the Natural language processing centre, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, in Brno, and as a part of the Sketch Engine team in Lexical Computing.
personal page»

Hosting Lexicom

Would your institution like to host one of the future Lexicoms? We are looking for partners from all over the world who are willing to help us organize Lexicom in their neck of the woods. If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you. Please do get in touch.

Tailor made course

Do you feel your institution or company needs training in a specific area and a bespoke course seems the right solution? Please give us as much information as possible and we will develop a course to meet your needs. Use this form to contact us.