Building an Electronic Version of the Cuban Basic School Dictionary

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Page243-250
AuthorIñaki Alegria, Xabier Arregi, Xabier Artola, Mikel Astiz, Leonel Ruiz Miyares
TitleBuilding an Electronic Version of the Cuban Basic School Dictionary
AbstractThis article describes a work done at the Centre for Applied Linguistics (CLA) of Santiago de Cuba in collaboration with the IXA NLP Research Group of the University of the Basque Country, whose main goals have been (1) the conversion of a monolingual dictionary from a text-processing program format into XML, and (2) the design and development of an electronic dictionary. The article outlines the process of the conversion of the dictionary from its original format into TEI-conformant XML. This semi-automatic process has been completed with a quality control phase performed by lexicographers who have manually checked and corrected the encoding of every entry in the dictionary. Moreover, the design of a browser-based electronic dictionary application and its implementation are also explained in the article. Currently, the application has been released and distributed through 200 Cuban schools. An on-line version will be soon published at the CLA website.
Session4. THE DICTIONARY-MAKING PROCESS
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@InProceedings{ELX06-031,
author = {Iñaki Alegria, Xabier Arregi, Xabier Artola, Mikel Astiz, Leonel Ruiz Miyares},
title = {Building an Electronic Version of the Cuban Basic School Dictionary },
pages = {243-250},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},
}
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