Buiding a controlled language lexicon for Danish.

  • Margrethe H. Møller University of Southern Denmark
  • Ellen Christoffersen University of Southern Denmark


A controlled language (CL) is a set of writing rules for the technical texts of an enterprise specifying constraints on lexicon, grammar and style with the purpose of reducing ambiguity, thus making texts easier to understand and process - by human readers and/or by translation systems. So far, most CLs have been designed for English documentation. The present paper is a preliminary result of our work within the project "Controlled Language for Danish Enterprises" and focuses on problems related to building the controlled-language lexicon, e.g. on whether it is possible to enforce the principle of “one word – one meaning”.