Internal organization

Leader: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (DE)
Vice-leaders: Gyri Smørdal Losnegaard (NO), Carla Parra Escartín (ES)

Members (by 6.9.2014)

  Sept. 2013    March 2014   Sept. 2014    March 2015
Number: 31    47   73     96
Countries: 19    21   24     24
Female/Male: 17/15    24/23       
ESR/non-ESR: 12/19    21/26   38/35    55/41


  • Better understanding of linguistic properties of MWEs, in particular at the lexical and syntactic level
  • Enhancing the usability of MWE lexicons and valence dictionaries in parsing
  • Paving the way towards interoperability of lexicons and the reduction of their production cost.

Expected outcomes

  • Reports on the contrastive analysis of lexical and syntactic properties of MWEs in different European languages
  • Already existing lexicons and valence dictionaries enhanced and enriched with MWEs, for several European languages
  • Design proposals for cost-saving abstract models of MWEs' properties, such as meta-grammars that could be automatically mapped to different lexicon and grammar formalisms; these models would apply to different languages in question.


Year 1 (till March 2014)

Year 2 (till March 2015)

  • Internal and external reviewing of collaborative publication
  • Enrichment of lexical resources on MWEs
  • With WG 2: Example integration of MWE representations into grammar implementations
  • With WG 4: Discussing WG1's classification criteria with tree bank annotation

Recent activity: Book project: Multiword Expressions: Insights from a Multi-lingual Perspective

Year 3 (till March 2016)

For more details see the slides of the WG1 sessions and the slides of Jelena Mitrović's presentation on ontologies and rhetorical figures during the 4th General meeting, Valletta, Malta.

  • Linguistic properties of MWEs:
    • Submit volume to publisher
    • Improve and enrich MWE templates (on the WG1 wiki)
  • Lexical encoding:Đorđević
    • Survey of lexical resources (Link to the survey form, link to the survey results)
    • Survey of lexical encodings
    • Examples and e-learning resources on lexical encoding with recommendations
  • Cooperations:

Scheduled activities for year 3

Year 4 (till March 2017)

STSMs with relation to WG 1

(Full list of finished Short Term Scientific Missions)

  • STSM Topic: Crosslinguistic analysis of MWUs
    Participant: Aikaterini Tzortzi,Institute for language and speech processing, R.C. ‚"Athena", Athens(EL) to Adam Przepiórkowski, Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences,WARSAW(PL); from 1/02/2015 to 14/02/2015
    Report: download
  • STSM Topic: Crosslinguistic analysis of MWUs
    Participant: Alexandra Fiotaki,Institute for language and speech processing, R.C. ‚"Athena", Athens(EL) to Adam Przepiorkowski, Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences,WARSOW(PL); from 1/02/2015 to 14/02/2015 
    Report: download
  • STSM Topic: SEJF development.
    Participant: Monica Czerepowicka from University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (PL) to Université François Rablais de Tours, IUT de Blois, Blois (FR); from 9/6/2014 to 11/7/2014
    Report: download
  • STSM Topic:Extracting MWE lexicons of Croatian, Serbian and Slovene
    Participant: Nikola Ljubešić fromDepartment of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (CR) to Josef Stefan Institute,Ljubljana(SI)from 7/2/2014 to 30/4/2014
    Report: download
  • STSM Topic:Towards a Formal Analysis of Idiomatic Expressions
    Participant: Sascha Bargmann from Frankfurt University, Frankfurt am Main(DE) to CNRS-Université Paris 7,Paris(FR); from 10/3/2014 to 18/4/2014
    Report: download
  • STSM Topic:Building Lexical Resources: Construction of the Czech-Slovak Valency Lexicon based on the PDT-Vallex
    Participant: Daniela Majchrakova from Linguistic Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences,Bratislava(SK) to Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University,Prague(CZ); from 2/01/2014 to 28/02/2014
    Report: download
  • STSM Topic:Describing syntactic phenomena of Serbian, including specific Multi-Word Units, using a metagrammar
    Participant: Bojana Đorđević from Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade,Belgrade(RS) to Universite d`Orleans,Orleans(FR); from 11/11/2013 to 15/11/2013

    Report: download