Lexicom 2005

5th Annual Workshop in Lexicography and Lexical Computing

to be held at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
June 10th-14th 2005

Led by the Lexicography MasterClass: Sue Atkins, Adam Kilgarriff and Michael Rundell, Lexicom is an intensive one-week workshop, where seminars on theoretical issues alternate with practical sessions at the computer, working in small groups, each person with his/her own computer.

Associated event: COMPLEX 2005 in Budapest (3 hours from Brno by train), following straight after Lexicom '05

Participants' photo
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For full details of fees and to register for the workshop, see the registration page


Programme (this programme may change)

The course dinner will take place at the restaurant Pod radničním kolem (Under the townhall wheel). It's the restaurant and winecellar in the old town hall offering wide range of Moravian wines and an excellent cuisine.


  1. designing and building text corpora
  2. software for analyzing corpus data
  3. designing and using dictionary databases
  4. Frame Semantics and its application to lexicography
  5. corpus analysis: discovering word senses, recording contextual information
  6. writing entries for dictionaries & lexicons

The workshop also includes two 'master classes': one in advanced corpus-based lexicography (including bilingual entries) and the other in lexical computing.

Who the course is for

The workshop is suitable for people with a background in one or more of the following:

  • lexicography
  • linguistics
  • computational linguistics
  • computer support for dictionary projects
  • translation
  • terminologists


Lexicom 2005 participants avail of special accommodation conditions in Hotel Continental situated near the workshop venue. The prices are considerably low, as the hotel provide a significant discount for the workshop participants (as opposed to individual guests). The discount is available only if you book a room no later than May 13th and fill in "Lexicom" to the "Special requirements" field at an online reservation form.

Prices apply to one room per night, including buffet breakfast and 5% VAT

Participants will pay by cash or credit card at their arrival.

Low budget accommodation in a students' dormitory is also available. Students' dormitory Vinarska/Hotel Garni (see the map) is situated about 20 minutes by tram from the workshop venue.
Prices apply to one room per night (without breakfast), incl. VAT. Participants will pay by cash at their arrival.

A list of other accommodation options is here.

Travel information

See the general travel information about the city of Brno and the information how to reach Brno.

It is now possible to fly directly to Brno from London Stansted.

Information on South Moravian Integrated Public Transport System

If you need more information about the Workshop, contact Lexicom 2005 Organizing Committee (lexicom2005@aurora.fi.muni.cz).