Games on multiword expressions for community building

  • Cvetana Krstev University of Belgrade
  • Agata Savary Université François Rabelais Tours


In this paper we present games focusing on multiword expressions (MWEs) word combinations that exhibit unexpected lexical, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and/or statistical properties. These games were based on a multilingual collection of MWEs contributed by the members of a scientic network specialized in natural language processing. We describe the data collection process and their exploitation for a cross-lingual alignment game of MWEs with common meanings, a pantomime and quizzes based on idioms referring to nationalities. With these games the linguistic variety and richness of the action members was used in order to increase the networking effect.

How to Cite
KRSTEV, Cvetana; SAVARY, Agata. Games on multiword expressions for community building. Infotheca - Journal for Digital Humanities, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 7-25, feb. 2018. ISSN 2217-9461. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2022. doi: