Augmented Writing and Lexicography: A Symbiotic Relationship?

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We live in an age of disruption and technological innovations, and lexicography as a scientific discipline and practice is witnessing a fundamental paradigm shift, cf. also (Fuertes-Olivera 2016), who talks about a “Cambrian Explosion”, (Simonsen 2016), who discusses the need for a new “Lexicographic Business Model” and (Tarp 2019), who refers to the paradigm shift in lexicography as “Tradition and Disruption in Lexicography”. Like many other disciplines, lexicography is operating within the framework of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, cf. (Schwab 2015), and it seems to be facing many fundamental challenges.
One of these challenges is Augmented Writing (AW), cf. (Banks 2019; 2019; Marconi 2017 and Simonsen 2020a, 2020b), who discuss AW and how it affects journalism, communication and lexicography respectively.
The objective of this article is to discuss AW from a lexicographical perspective and to what extent the two disciplines may form a value-adding symbiotic relationship. Based on empirical data from a test of 32 AW technologies, the article discusses this question and presents a number of theoretical considerations on how AW and lexicography might develop a symbiotic relationship drawing on Colson (2019), Fadel et al. (2017), Liew (2013), Tarp (2019), and Simonsen (2020a, 2020b).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of XIX EURALEX Congress : Lexicography for Inclusion
EditorsZoe Gavriilidou, Maria Mitsiaki, Asimakis Fliatouras
Place of PublicationLjubljana
PublisherLjubljana University Press
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9786188513815
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event19th EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography for Inclusion - Ramada Plaza Thraki, Alexandropoulis, Greece
Duration: 8 Sep 202012 Sep 2020
Conference number: 19


Conference19th EURALEX International Congress
LocationRamada Plaza Thraki
Internet address
SeriesEURALEX Proceedings


  • Augmented writing
  • Writing assistants
  • Lexicographically augmented writing

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