Digital and traditional resources for the second edition of the Deutsches Wörterbuch

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Page786-793
AuthorElke Gehweiler, Christiane Unger
TitleDigital and traditional resources for the second edition of the Deutsches Wörterbuch
AbstractThe paper gives a short overview of the selection of sources for the first and second editions of the Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob Grimm und Wilhelm Grimm, from which the quotations for the dictionary entries are drawn. We will introduce the 2DWB quotation archive, which forms the basis of the lexicographical work on the second edition of the Deutsches Wörterbuch (2DWB) and which today is complemented by digital resources. We will assess a number of freely available digital collections of text according to their suitability for diachronic lexicography. We will look at size, selection of texts, verifiability of search results, quality of full texts and scans, presentation of search results and search functions. It will turn out that none of the resources can (yet) substitute 2DWB archive. We will further suggest that from the point of view of diachronic lexicography in some areas the examples from the “intelligent” quotation archive are superior to automatically retrieved examples from digital corpora.
SessionReports on lexicographical projects
Keywordsdiachronic lexicography, Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob Grimm und Wilhelm Grimm, digital resources, historical corpus, quotation archive.
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX12-073,
author = {Elke Gehweiler and Christiane Unger},
title = {Digital and traditional resources for the second edition of the Deutsches Wörterbuch},
pages = {786--793},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 15th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2012},
month = {aug},
date = {7-11},
address = {Oslo,Norway},
editor = {Ruth Vatvedt Fjeld and Julie Matilde Torjusen},
publisher = {Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo},
isbn = {978-82-303-2228-4},
}
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