-> Japanese Version
GoiTaikei --- A Japanese Lexicon CD-ROM is an electronic version of the five volume GoiTaikei --- A Japanese Lexicon (Japanese link) published by Iwanami Shoten. It contains 300,000 Japanese words marked with patr-of-speech and semantic classes, originally developed for the ALT-J/E Japanese-to-English machine translation system by NTT. In addition, it has a valency dictionary containing detailed information on predicate structure usage for 6,000 Japanese predicates including the number and type of arguments (valency) and selectional restrictions on the arguments. A total of 14,000 Japanese patterns, including ordinary sentence structures and idiomatic usage, are paired with the equivalent English patterns. An index of Japanese nouns and an English index enables readers to search for pairs of sentence patterns, using Japanese or English vocabulary.
The parts of the dictionary are shown below. All the figures are in Japanese, as it is a Japanese dictionary.
The CD-ROM is in the EPWING format, popular in Japan for electronic dictionaries. It comes with software for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintoshes, and can be used with the GPL-ed EB library under Unix.
You may use the data on the CD-ROM for research, so long as you follow the restrictions on use (in Japanese) shown on the CD-ROM.