A lexical database is an organized description of the lexemes of a language.
A lexical database attempts to approximate the lexicon of a native speaker.
It includes an inventory of known morphemes and information about their meanings.
For each sense of a morpheme, it includes such things as:
- a part of speech designation
- a definition
- sample sentences to illustrate this sense
- cultural annotations to indicate its significance, and
- identifiction of semantic relationships with other morphemes.