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Semantic tags

See also separate pages on compounds, syntax and dependency tags.

Guidelines for semantic tagging of proper nouns

The tags used for proper nouns are the following:

If the tag is +Sem/Plc, then +Sem/Sur is added in the affixfile, except for Saami placenames

Other combination tags (objplc, femsur, malfem, objplc, orgsur, malplc, surmal, femplc) are lexical.

Semantic tagging of other lemmas


Note the tag format when the same entry has more than one tag:


All combinations shall be listed in the file root.lexc.

In the cg3-files there will be sets:

Sem/Tagname1 = Sem/Tagname1 Sem/Tagname1_Tagname2
Sem/Tagname2 = Sem/Tagname1_Tagname2

Documentation on the tags forthcoming, we will make cg3 tag declaration automatic (forthcoming).